On 25 February 1355 Monnickendam obtained town rights from Willem the fifth of Bavaria, Earl of the Netherlands. "De speeltoren", the large or Sint Nicolaas church and the Waegh are buildings from this period. A walk through the inner-city is very worth your while. The town guides gladly lead you amongst the sights and the building brick facades which have been preserved.

The green surroundings of Monnickendam invite you to take several excursions through the vast landscape. The recently introduced point scheme offers you the possibility of making bicycle excursions as long as you wish. In the summer you can rent a boat or canoe from the lake "de Leek" (adjacent to the Monnickenmeer) to experience the environment of "Waterland" from the water. Enjoy the serenity, silence and discover the beauty of nature. Also in the wintertime when the water is frozen over, you can see "Waterland" by ice skating. And if it freezes real hard you could even reach Marken by ice skating!

If you prefer something more touristy, then we would recommend a day out to Broek in Waterland, Marken, Edam or Volendam. Also Amsterdam is in close reach using public transport - within 15 minutes you arrive at the central station. In this dynamic city everyone has something to enjoy. The many museums, a boat through the canals, a walk in "de Jordaan" or socialise on a terrace on "Het Leidseplein", you will soon run out of time!