Mini guide to Waterland
Waterland municipality is a protected nature reserve with extensive stretches
of water. It lies in the centre of the North Holland landscape, which is famous
for its waterways, and a visit to the area is like rediscovering the authentic
Netherlands. Additionally, there are beautiful old Dutch Zuiderzee towns, such
as Edam, Monnickendam, Volendam and Marken, within a radius of 10kms around Broek
The village of Broek, 10 minutes by car from Amsterdam, consists of splendid
wooden houses, built in the 17th and 18th centuries by wealthy merchants and
farmers. The old centre of the village is situated around a lake, named the
Visitors can hire silent electric boats, kayaks, canoes and bicycles to explore
the gorgeous countryside. Additionally, horse-drawn carts and open-top English
double-decker buses are available. Waterland is very suitable for cycling and
throughout the area there is an extensive network of cycling paths.
Nearby Amsterdam is worth visiting for its charming canals and attractions.
Visit the Anne Frank House and various museums, or stroll around the famous
Red Light district if you dare.
Broek in Waterland is 10 minutes from the centre of Amsterdam and is well connected
to the city by six bus lines, with the journey taking just 10 to 15 minutes.
The nearest international airport is in Amsterdam Schipol which receives flights
from all over the world and regualr budget flights from various UK airports.
Trains run frequently to Amsterdam Centraal station where you can connect to
the Waterland region.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Hampshire Hotel Waterland
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full list of hotels and online booking