Putten is a place on the border of the Veluwe and the Gelderse Valley, in the Dutch province of Gelderland, and the headquarters of the municipality of Putten. The site has about 21700 inhabitants. East and northeast of Putten lies the Veluwe, the largest nature reserve in the Netherlands. Pits are surrounded by akkerland in the south and west, which forms part of the northeastern corner of the Gelderse Valley.
The center of Putten is characterized by a varied shopping and catering area with a weekly market (a general commodity market) on Wednesday morning. Every second Wednesday of October traditionally the so-called Ossenmarkt takes place. This has traditionally been a cattle market, farmers bought and sold their cattle with the handcuff method. Today, only a single piece of cattle can be found on the Ossenmarkt, and the market has changed into a bravery that attracts many visitors annually. Every evening, Monday to Saturday, at 21:00, the clock is traditionally true. In earlier times, this was the sign for the land workers who sat down on their working day, and that they could go home to eat a plate of hot porridge and then go to bed.
In Putten there are two museums: the Historical Museum The Ten Milles and Museum Farm Mariahoeve. In addition, Putten's site contains seventeen national monuments, the municipality of Putten has another nineteen municipal monuments and, finally, the municipality also has seven war memorials.