In Kuinre people still cry for the arrival of the Noordoostpolder. Kuinre used to be a tough Southern Sea town, now the harbor and jetties are on land. Kuinre has been caught like a fish on dry land since 1943 - when the polder officially became dry.
In ancient times, the lords of Kuinre were renowned pirates. There is even talk of the most rugged pirate people in the Northern Netherlands. Nowadays the remains of the Pirate Castle "De Kuinderburcht" have been reconstructed in the meadows and forests just in front of the village. This castle was once in a very strategic location with respect to the Hanseatic routes to the Baltic Sea area. Merchants from Danzig and Hamburg were often detained on the castle in Kuinre The ruin of the castle from 1204 is freely accessible. A little further to the northeast the remains of the castle from 1378 are still underground.
Kuinderbos The castle is located in the Kuinderbos that borders the village. The forest offers a variety of possibilities. There are numerous hiking and cycling routes, there is a route for mountain bikers and a route has also been laid out for riders. Day recreation and camping are also possible. There is also a barbecue area on the day camping site at the former harbor on Hopweg. The atmosphere in Kuinre still breathes Zuiderzee. It is therefore very worthwhile to walk through this old town.