Broek in Waterland

Broek in Waterland is one of the safest and simplest day trips from Amsterdam, since you can even bike from Amsterdam central station in less than an hour!

A quiet and agricultural village with no more than 2,500 inhabitants, the Broek in Waterland used to contend with the mighty Amsterdam in the seventeenth century. It had a very deep harbour (twenty meters deep at some point) allowing huge East India vessels to dock here.

Don’t miss out on Teagarden Overleek for tasty coffee, tea and cakes in the gorgeous countryside! Better still, charter a whispering boat with them and sail along the Broek Canals in Waterland! This beautiful historic village is home to a postcard backdrop, with pastel-colored wooden houses on the banks of the river.

How to get there

You can reach Broek in Waterland by bike (take the ferry from Amsterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Noord, where you can follow the bike path to Broek in Waterland). Alternatively, combine a ride to one of the other nine historic villages in the Waterland area, including Volendam and Marken.