The 10 Best Things to Do in Monnickendam, The Netherlands

December 12, 2017 Trinity Boughner

Monnickendam (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌmɔnɪkənˈdɑm]) is a Town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Waterland, and lies on the coast of the IJsselmeer, about 8 km (5.0 mi) southeast of Purmerend. It received city rights in 1355 and suffered a lot of damage during the fires of 1500 and 1513.
Restaurants in Monnickendam

1. Tourist information Center Monnickendam

Zuideinde 2, 1141 VJ, Monnickendam, The Netherlands +31 299 820 046
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Tourist information Center Monnickendam

Tourist Information Waterland gives you information about all the towns in Waterland, for example Marken, Broek in Waterland and Monnickendam, what to do and see in these towns and sells hiking-, biking- and sailingmaps.

Reviewed By Jonmun - Buffalo, New York

Useful tourist information in a wonderful little town. Near the old center and locks. This town has many surprises. Well worth a visit especially if you want to escape the hustle and rough side of Amsterdam.

2. Waterlandsmuseum De Speeltoren Monnickendam

Noordeinde 2-4, 1141 AM, Monnickendam, The Netherlands +31 299 652 203
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Waterlandsmuseum De Speeltoren Monnickendam

Reviewed By FionaL_11 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I was really impressed with this small museum telling the story of this ancient settlement - the rise and fall (and rise) of Monnikendam. There are also natural history displays and a wonderful coillection of old clocks on the top floor - make sure to be there on the hour to hear all manner of bells, cuckoos, chimes.. Don't miss the chance to hear the gramophone from 1900 - for 10 cents you can hear it play (holes punched in a huge tin 'record').
The exhibit descriptions are in Dutch and English and the informative films are sub-titled in English. There is a very nice free brochure in Dutch, English, German French and Spanish - well done de Speeltoren!

3. Grote Kerk

De Zarken 2, 1141 BL, Monnickendam, The Netherlands +31 299 652 141
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Grote Kerk

Reviewed By Jonmun - Buffalo, New York

Perfectly lovely old church with original interior finishes. A VERY crooked building on the side. Worth a look. Across the road is a memorial to three British bombers and crews which crashed during the War. Wellington and Lancaster

4. Sailingtrips Zuiderzee

Postbus 46 | Ligplaats t/o 't Prooyen 6, 1140 AA, Monnickendam, The Netherlands
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Sailingtrips Zuiderzee

A wonderful day of sailing on board of a tjalk, a Dutch sailing barge. Enjoy the sailing and visit the dutch villages like Volendam, Marken, Monnickendam and Edam.

Reviewed By luvroma2 - Reading, PA

Monnickendam is another of the Waterland towns which we were able to visit with our Waterland day card bus ticket. It was a pretty little town and there is a small museum with a bell tower where we watched the inner workings of the carillon when it chimed at 4 pm. Our Museumkaart was accepted.

5. Het oude Raadshuis van Monnickendam

Noordeinde 5, 1141 AE, Monnickendam, The Netherlands
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Het oude Raadshuis van Monnickendam

Reviewed By PipingAngel - Liege, Belgium

Monnickendam is a cute and quiet village where I enjoyed strolling in the streets and along the canals, the harbours, the former walls, but it is not a place of great interest for architecture, nothing exceptional. Edam is much better, Hoorn remains my favourite, followed by Enkhuizen.
Monninckendam is a good excursion for people who want to relax from busy thriving Amsterdam. Many busses go there from Central Station on their way to Marken, Volendam, Edam.

6. Voolenmaen

Jachthaven 1, 1141 AV, Monnickendam, The Netherlands
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Voolenmaen

We invite you to make a beautiful sailing trip in Holland! We are very close to center of Amsterdam: 20 min with a bus. Daytrip and short sailing tours (from three hours to a whole day) Good price arrangements. Groups, teambuilding, family vacation. Private or groups sailing. 12 passengers by one boat. More boats are possible.

Reviewed By Belandela - Moscow, Russia

Это было незабываемо!!! Народ кучей на больших паромах, а мы небольшой компанией как заправские яхтсмены на яхте! Спасибо Светлане за такое классное приключение! Было просто удивительно узнать о таких уникальных вещах, о которых мы даже не подозревали, когда начинали экскурсию. Все ниже уровня моря, даже наш залив, по которому мы ходили! Обязательно вернемся и повторим!

7. Suyderwou's Wijnloods

Zuiderwouder Dorpsstraat 60, 1153 PE Zuiderwoude, Monnickendam, The Netherlands +31 20 645 6595
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Suyderwou's Wijnloods

Reviewed By Igor L - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Very passionate people! Very knowledgable! When your cycling around in the neighborhood here (it's gorgeous!) absolutely recommend to visit here! Great fun and great experience!

8. Country Cycling

De Zarken 2, | Grote Kerk Monnickendam, 1141 BL, Monnickendam, The Netherlands
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Country Cycling

AMSTERDAM WATERLAND There is an area just outside Amsterdam packed with wonderful stories and secrets. Ready to be explored. And of course you do that on the bike. How Dutch can you be? GUIDE Let yourself be carried away by our guide. Feel the “Waterland”, discover the nature, the people, the animals. Enjoy the newborn lambs, see how grebes nest. GO LOCAL Go to a Waterland farmer and taste the fresh milk. Try a unique piece of cheese. Discover the special taste of local products. POLDERS Learn all about reclaiming the land, of dykes and pumping stations. About historical buildings and the stories of its residents. STORIES The stories of Waterland, the “Waterland” of Amsterdam is full of them. Get on your bike and discover it all. COUNTRY CYCLING: THE BEST WAY TO DISCOVER Amsterdam WATERLAND.

Reviewed By Mark H - Ashford, United Kingdom

Be aware of the road/path markings as cycles have priority over pedestrians if you wonder onto their pathway (red) as my wife found out when she face planted a cyclist on the floor by stepping in the way (by mistake) the lady was so apologetic and cycled off in embarrassment but it made my wife nervous thereafter, the roads are easy to negotiate if you look the right way (left) the layouts are similar to “footpath / Cycle Path / Vehicles / Tram / Tram / Vehicles / Cycle Path / Footpath” when a wide road.

9. Zeilschool Waterland

1141 GA, Monnickendam, The Netherlands
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Zeilschool Waterland

Reviewed By Dirk H - Noordwijkerhout

Met vier vrienden hebben we bij dit bedrijf een zeilboot gehuurd (een Dehler 38). De boot was in perfecte conditie en het meegeven van de boot was ook zeer soepel en relaxed. Vanuit de haven vaar je zo het Markermeer op. Waterland heeft zeilboten in verschillende metingen. Top bedrijf om een boot te huren!

10. Bierderij Waterland

Galgeriet 4, 1141 GK, Monnickendam, The Netherlands
Bierderij Waterland

Bierderij Waterland brews organic craft beers inspired by the towns and surrounding areas in our region. Our brewery is located 20 minutes north of Amsterdam. Come by and we’ll be happy to help you discover the taste of Waterland in our tasting room in the harbour of historic Monnickendam. Opening of the facilities is scheduled for June 2018.

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