Welcome to Monnickendam!
Just around the corner of Amsterdam, the houseboat capital of the world, you will find the small town of Monnickendam. It’s located next to a natural basin called the Gouwzee, which is popular among surfers and sailors. Boating is popular and there are also people living on houseboats in Monnickendam.
People living on boats, a city centre with canals, and the entire town is surrounded by flat farmland in perfect square shapes. Can you think of an environment that is more Dutch than this area? Even Amsterdam is no more than 10 kilometers away and can be reached within 30 minutes thanks to a great public transport connection!
Sailing charters in Monnickendam
Monnickendam might be a small town, but there’s still enough things to do. There are multiple options to have a good time on the water around here. Get active and do watersports, like surfing, swimming and sailing with a small boat. Like to take it a step further? Yes you can, by going for an unforgettable sailing charter, departing from Monnickendam. We are proud to offer a range of sailing cruises, from just a few hours to multiple day trips. You can enjoy a cruise in both the nearby waters and further, all the way to the Frisian Lakes and the Wadden Sea in the Northern regions of the Netherlands!
Plenty activity on the water. But it’s not only sailing cruises and charters in this old, traditional town. You can also choose to become Dutch for a day and go cycling in the country. Rent a bike and see Monnickendam and its surrounding villages, including Volendam, a Dutch village.
The city centre of Monnickendam has multiple monuments that are worth visiting. Visit the museum at the Speeltoren and get to know about the rich history of Monnickendam and the municipality. Do you just like to see a typical old Dutch town and it’s architecture? All you need to do is walk around and you’ll be sure to see enough of just that.
Book a houseboat in Monnickendam...
... and become Dutch for a few days! Living on the water in a traditional old Dutch town, eating some fish and cycling in the region. Can you imagine a way to feel more Dutch? Have a look at our houseboat rentals in Monnickendam, with great views over the water. So no matter if you are looking to stay on a stationary houseboat or a real ship to sail the waves, have a look at the boats and ships in the list above and make your stay to The Netherlands unforgettable!