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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
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“Our all time favourite spot in the spring and summer! The thea garden is located in the middle of the countryside, among the animals, on the water. Enjoy an extensive high tea with homemade delicacies in our garden or on the terrace or opt for a fresh sandwich and a piece of cake or scone. Freshly baked! In the meantime, the chickens roam the garden and the children can enjoy playing. It is also possible to rent a whisper boat and relax in the middle of nature. Cruise through narrow ditches, across small lakes, past grazing cows and through the beautiful historic village of Broek in Waterland. Complete your trip on the water with our well-stocked picnic basket and enjoy an ideal day out. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Great place for a run. If you get here early you'll see an amazing sunset too. In the summer, this is a great place for swimming and BBQ-ing as well.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Great place for a good steak, chips and salad. From restaurant to bar later in the evening. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“500-year-old Carillon Tower reveals its secrets. The oldest carillon in the world. And the most out of tune! Stand face to face with the great, turning, rattling drum. Cameras explore the tower from inside.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice place. Food and service are good. Waitress was pleasant. We had a great dinner with kids.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 2
“ the nearby countryside is very nice! It shows nature, many birds and typical (old) Dutch landscapes.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cozy historic restaurant with great food. Has a great view of the harbour. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
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  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant holds a Michelin start and it's worth checking out. Prices for a menu range between 55 EUR and 85 EUR”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great organic food and coffee in historic harbour. Vegan and vegetarian options available. Lovely little terrace by the water. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“Sailing trips on the Gouwzee with the Clipper sailing yacht ' Voolenmaen '. Departure from 4 persons at the white bridge in the old port in the Centre of Monnickendam. www.voolenmaen.nl ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
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“Buy local cheese, meats, beer and great wine. Run by a lovely couple that know their shit.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Along the coastline of the "gouwzee" you can spend a lazy day at the small beaches.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Cheese farm where you can see everything about the proces of making cheese until selling the cheese. Also wooden shoes.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Our all time favourite spot in the spring and summer! The thea garden is located in the middle of the countryside, among the animals, on the water. Enjoy an extensive high tea with homemade delicacies in our garden or on the terrace or opt for a fresh sandwich and a piece of cake or scone. Freshly baked! In the meantime, the chickens roam the garden and the children can enjoy playing. It is also possible to rent a whisper boat and relax in the middle of nature. Cruise through narrow ditches, across small lakes, past grazing cows and through the beautiful historic village of Broek in Waterland. Complete your trip on the water with our well-stocked picnic basket and enjoy an ideal day out. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice place. Food and service are good. Waitress was pleasant. We had a great dinner with kids.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cozy historic restaurant with great food. Has a great view of the harbour. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant holds a Michelin start and it's worth checking out. Prices for a menu range between 55 EUR and 85 EUR”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great organic food and coffee in historic harbour. Vegan and vegetarian options available. Lovely little terrace by the water. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice Thai restaurant with a friendly owner, don't leave without de Thaipas...”
  • 4 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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