Historical Monnickendam

Sail from historical Monnickendam

This sailing package includes several components:

  • A guided tour with a city guide through old Monnickendam

  • A visit to the Waterland museum “de Speeltoren” (the Belfry)

  • A sailing trip on the Markermeer with the Monnickendam Sailing Fleet

  • Drinks and snacks on board

Morning programme

After arriving in Monnickendam, a local city guide takes you on an interesting tour of the old town. Then you’ll visit the striking Belfry of Monnickendam, which also houses the Waterland museum “de Speeltoren”. Here, you’ll learn more about the history, flora and fauna of the area, the history of Monnickendam and its inhabitants, and the workings of the bell tower’s carillon.

Afternoon programme

After visiting the museum you will board one of the historic sailing ships of the Monnickendam Sailing Fleet , where a delicious lunch will be waiting for you. Then, cast off for a relaxing sailing trip on the Gouwzee and the Markermeer. Snacks and drinks are served on board, as you sail past famous Volendam and picturesque Marken peninsula. At the end of the afternoon, the ship returns to dock in the port of Monnickendam.


It is possible to extend this package with a dinner or barbecue on board. The ship can also anchor in a sheltered spot nearby for this.

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