What is there to do in Waterland?

The whole region located directly north of Amsterdam is known for its open countryside and wetlands. It’s a unique area where the wide meadows are interspersed with historic villages and towns, such as Monnickendam, Marken and Broek in Waterland. Enjoy the charming old communities with over 391 officially listed historic buildings. Many of these tell the stories and secrets of past times.

Holidaymakers look out!

This Dutch landscape is so unique that is has been nominated as National Landscape by the Dutch Government. Waterland is for the most part peat moorland and this makes it perfect for cyclists and walkers. But because the rest of the region is water, there is also a great variety of water sports on offer. You can sail on the Markermeer or the Ijsselmeer, or explore the canals with a electric motor boat, or an open motor sloop, a rowing boat or a canoe, or just enjoy the views from one of the many waterside terraces in the picturesque villages.

Tourist attractions

As well as this you have tourist centres such as the village of Volendam and the city of Edam very close by and the great world city of Amsterdam lures all devotees of art and fine dining, brown cafes, into unique streets, small courtyards and very contemporary shops.
There is so much to do in Waterland! Take care that you either know what you want to do, or give yourself enough time to find out what you want to do during your vacation! Otherwise you will run out of time!
If you want to get to know the area by bicycle, and can’t bring your own? You can rent one from us. Ask about the possibilities.