A walk through the historic Dutch town of Monnickendam will undoubtedly make you feel like a time traveler! Located in North Holland, this quaint town lies on the banks of Lake Markermeer. Its coastal location has allowed its shipping industry to thrive in the fourteenth century, and now, it is home to many water sports. Apart from that, you can also soak in the magnificence of the Speel Tower, the sole surviving structure which escaped the brunt of the severe fires in 1355. The monument also houses a museum which is a popular tourist haunt. Saint Nicholas’ Church and the Grote Kerk are also some of the must-see landmarks in Monnickendam. With medieval architecture and a scenic harbor, the town is as picturesque as any other coastal town that is featured on a postcard. You can explore some of the nearby cities including Amsterdam, the villages of Broek in Waterland, Marken, and Volendam.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today, and check out the list below for the top ten Airbnb vacation rentals in Monnickendam, the Netherlands, that we have handpicked for you to make the planning a tad easier.
If you are looking for a luxurious vacation that is off the beaten track, then this rental is perfect for you. It is an independent studio aboard the ship Somoya Saloon in Java Island. It is well equipped with a bedroom, a bathroom, a lounge area, a kitchen, and a massive sun deck, where you can laze on the hammock or enjoy a quiet breakfast. Wake up to a spectacular view of the harbor and revel in your private haven in the midst of water.
The hosts will provide you with two free bikes that you can use to explore Amsterdam. You will also get basic amenities such as a TV, a hairdryer, essentials, and Wi-Fi. The houseboat is a 25-minute walk from central Amsterdam.
LUXURY INDEPENDENT STUDIO on SHIP : free bikes!Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsthe bed is super comfortable and tranquil views outsideimmaculate second floor apartment wit a lovely view over the waterit was incredibly comfortable and had all the appliances and amenities we could have neededsuper comfy bed lots of little snacks to welcome you and all the amenities you could ask forwe really appreciated the food/drink items in the kitchen tooextremely clean and welcomingvery clean with lots of lovely toucheseverything is very clean and comfortablethe space was very clean and bright and so beautifully appointedreally clean and nice boat for something different to stay in
Host:angie was a great host and her house boat is a special place to staywonderful city and wonderful hoststhe host has been very thoughtful by equipping guests with ammenities such as an induction cooker and cookwareangie and her family kept out of our way but were very nice and helpful with suggestionsangie and her family were as kind as can be excellent communications and accommodationsRead more reviewsgreat location to visit amsterdamgreat place in a great locationgear location and a wonderful experienceclose to everything but far enough away to be very quiet at night place was perfectperfect location away from the crowds yet still convenient to downtown (~15 minutes by tram to central station)
Located in the historic city of Volendam off the old harbor, this cozy cottage is a great retreat for two. It has a bedroom, a bathroom, a comfortable living area, and an open plan kitchen. It was built in 1902 and retains the old-world charm. Guests will have access to Wi-Fi, an iron, a cable TV, a washer, a dryer, essentials, and heating. Free breakfast and street parking are available as well.
Central Amsterdam is a 30-minute bus journey from here and buses that travel there come every 10 minutes. The cottage is a 10-minute walk from the nearest bus stop.
Adorable Fishermans' Cottage.Volendam, North Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsloved the small cupboard bedwifi is not so great but plenty of restaurants have good wifiit has everything necessary for a perfectly comfortable staya charming little cottage with steep stairs up to the twin beds in the loftgré takes care of leaving all you need and includes a very typical and delicius surprise for breakfastit was incredibly clean beautiful and comfortablevery nice little house clean and charmingthe house was very clean and is in a perfect locationit was spotlessly clean and gré couldn't have been more welcoming - nothing was too much troublethis was such a lovely little quaint spot clean and cute
Host:the hosts were greatvery nice host as wellshe is a kind thoughtful hostgré is an amazing hostgre was an amazing hostRead more reviewsthe location was supremegreat location to explore the local areathis tiny adorable house is located in a perfect locationcosy little house on a great location in central volendama good supermarket is close by also
Located in a quiet neighborhood that offers spectacular views of the Dutch countryside, this rental is surrounded by a canal and looks as if it came right out of a postcard. You can espy swans swimming in the water as you look out from the windows. There is a queen-size bed in the room that sleeps two and you will have access to free Wi-Fi, two bicycles, a hairdryer, free parking and other essentials. While you do not have access to a kitchen, you can still enjoy a cup of coffee out on the deck.
This rental is a 13-minute bus ride from downtown Amsterdam. It is a 10-minute drive away from the central station and 850 meters (0.53 miles) away from the bus stop.
Room with a view, near AmsterdamBroek in Waterland, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsview was amazing would’ve been great to be able to see the view from bedit was a lovely room with a great view of the canalthe bed was our most comfortable in months of travelwhat a gorgeous small room with a nice water viewthe room is beautifully decorated the bathroom is very modern and the room offers an exceptional viewvery clean everything functionalthe accommodation is spotlessly cleanthe room was very clean and herminia made access very easythe place itself is super clean and tidythe room itself is small but very clean
Host:the host was perfectthank you for being a lovely hostherminia is a wonderful hostherminia is a wonderful hostherminia is a lovely hostRead more reviewslovely location away from amsterdamthe location was perfectright on the canal - well worth the walk from the bus stop - a beautiful villagea short bus ride into amsterdam but far enough away to relaxa bit far from city center but has great connectivity by bus
Located in Broek in Waterland, this cozy cottage is an ideal retreat for those looking to enjoy some quiet time in a picturesque village. It features a bedroom with two double beds that can accommodate up to four guests, a private kitchen, a comfortable living area, as well as a beautiful garden. The rental is just a 15-minute drive from central Amsterdam and you can park your car on the premises. In addition, basic amenities such as heating, Wi-Fi, a washer, and toiletries are provided. You can explore the village on a boat or simply walk around to soak in the rural surroundings.
Cosy heated cottage near AmsterdamBroek in Waterland, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsthe space is fully loaded with amenities that made our stay comfortablethe cottage was very comfortable and with plenty of space in the living room and bedroomoverall the cottage is homely and comfortablewe loved this cozy cottage in the beautiful suburb of broek of waterlandthe cottage has a cozy feel and was comfortable10/10 clean and warm :)the place was clean and manon’s communication was greatalso the cottage was so clean and we reached the hot water easilythe cottage is warm and clean
Host:the staff was knowledgeable and helpfulmanon was a wonderful host and very helpfulmanon was a great host available on-site to answer questionsmanon’s is a great hostmanon a very relaxed and charming hostRead more reviewsthe location is excellentsuper close to amsterdamgreat location outside of amsterdam yet easy access on local bus linemanon's cabin is located in a beautiful town and only minutes from the bus to amsterdam centrallocated in a great neighbourhood with cute shops and great food and so close to the city
This rental in Broek in Waterland is fully furnished with a king bed, a sofa bed, and a bathroom which can accommodate up to four guests. The outdoor area has a fireplace where you can enjoy a BBQ. Guests can also access the garden and the kitchen. Basic amenities such as Wi-Fi, a dryer, an iron, a washer, a hairdryer, essentials, and free parking on the premises are provided.
It is located close to the national reserve where you can take a stroll and explore the scenic area. Alternatively, you can rent a boat and explore the Waterland area. The village is well connected to downtown Amsterdam, Marken, and Volendam. The studio is a 10-minute ride from the bus station, followed by an 8-minute walk.
Studio aan woonboot aan rand van AmsterdamBroek in Waterland, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsthe bed also very comfortable with a lovely view of the fields to wake up to each morningthe space is also wonderfully decorated and really cozyadri’s houseboat is a very special and wonderful place to stay so nice and cozyclean fun and well appointedthe houseboat is beautiful and very cleanadri's place is sparkling clean and picturesqueadri is very nice :)and the house is cozy and clean i love itthe bed was comfy the toilet is spacious and most importantly clean
Host:adri is a wonderful hostadri was a wonderful & friendly hostadri was a wonderful host and was always there to answer our questions and give us tipsadri was a wonderful host very helpful and welcomingadri was so helpful and accommodatingRead more reviewsamazing scenic place only 2 bus stops from centraal stationthe village is delightful but a 25 minute walkperfect place to relax very close to the city center (12minadri's place is super cute and stylishthis location was perfect for exploring nearby amsterdam while staying in a quiet beautiful location
With a double bed in the bedroom, a sofa bed in the living area, a bathroom, and a kitchen, this rental can accommodate up to four people. Breakfast, access to Wi-Fi, a cable TV, a hairdryer, an iron, hot water, essentials, and heating will be provided.
The house is conveniently located 5 minutes away from the nearest bus stop where you can take a bus to Amsterdam in 20 minutes.
Comfortabel vrijstaand huisje.Monnickendam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsthere was everyting available in the house and the breakfast was also very goodthe apartment was perfect for families like usher cottage is not only cozy and comfortable but also clean and has everything you needit was perfect for 3 ppl and was equipped with all the basic stuff and a kitchenthe house was clean and cozythe whole space exudes comfortable clean charmit was exceptionally clean the bed was very comfortable the heating was adjustable with plenty of hot waterthe house was really nice very cozy&super-cleanmrs manon was really very kind the breakfast very rich and good the house very clean lovable and charmig
Host:the host is so kindmanon is an amazing hostmanon is a wonderful host both charming and kindmanon was a fantastic hostmanon is a fantastic hostRead more reviewsamsterdam central was an easy bus ride awaythe location of the house bis very nice (30mins by bus from amsterdam central)wonderful location near all restaurants and walking to sitesit was lovely location with nice restaurants nearbyi looked forward to the bus stop walks each day what a wonderful albeit short experience
Situated near the harbor, this townhouse is fully furnished with two double beds, a private bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, a spacious living area, and a lovely backyard. It has soothing white interiors and accommodates four people. Amenities such as Wi-Fi, a TV, heating and free parking on the premises are provided.
Several cafes and restaurants are in the vicinity of the cottage. You can easily cycle from Monnickendam to other towns. Amsterdam is just a 20-minute bus ride from here.
Huisje aan haven dichtbij AmsterdamMonnickendam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewswe and our 9 months old daughter felt yery comfortable during our stayfrom the living room we hade a nice view at the shipsloved to cook dinner and sit on the table looking outsidetv cable was perfect in general a wonderfulexperienceisabella's apartment was excellent as a base and made for an enjoyable holidaythe house is charming clean and cozywonderful place very clean and nice kitchenthe house is very cleanher place is cozy clean and the beds are comfyamazingly clean with brilliant amenities
Host:she was a great host and was very prompt at responding to questions as neededgreat host and great placeisabella was a wonderful hostisabella was a great host who responded promply and helpfully to all questions or requestsisabella was an excellent host responding quickly to our questionsRead more reviewsthe location is on a quaint quiet street with several nice restaurants close bylocation is great few things to improvecomfortable property in a lovely locationvery nice little house and great locationit was very easy to navigate and free from the congestion of central amsterdam
If you are looking for a countryside escapade where you can spend some quiet time, this is the perfect retreat for you. Located in Katwoude, north of Amsterdam, this house can accommodate up to five people with three bedrooms and a bathroom. There is no kitchen, but the hosts provide breakfast. You can enjoy your breakfast in the cozy living area or in the garden which overlooks the Gouwzee. Amenities such as Wi-Fi, a TV, a washer, an iron, a hairdryer, heating, a cable TV and free parking on the premises are provided.
You can go rowing in the nearby lake or explore the town on a bicycle. For those who are up for an adventure, you can go sailing on the IJsselmeer.
An oasis of calm near AmsterdamKatwoude, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsthe breakfast was fantastic and view is just amazingthe amenities available were plentiful the rooms were neat tidy and comfortablethe bed was quite comfortable and the breakfast spread was amazingthe view from our rooms were beautiful when the sun sets/risesthe bnb has a great breakfast and a beautiful view over the gouwzee part of the ijsselmeereverything was clean as wellthe rooms are clean and nicethe house is clean and the beds are comfortablethe place was very cleansuper spacious really clean and sunny
Host:madleen was an amazing hostshe is friendly and caringmadeleen was an absolutely delightful hostmadeleen is a great hostshe didn't hover but provided helpful advice throughout our 3 day visitRead more reviewsabsolutely beautiful locationnice location only 20min from amsterdam great bus transferthe location was amazingit was very cute placeit's near to amsterdam and near to other beautiful places of holland
Located near the harbor, this private studio features a bedroom that sleeps two, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Guests will also have access to Wi-Fi, free parking on the premises, a cable TV, an iron, a hairdryer, and heating. Since the studio is located centrally, there are plenty of shops and eateries nearby, and downtown Amsterdam is just a 15-minute bus ride away. Tourists can enjoy the weekly market on Saturday as well.
Dutch Private Studio & kitchen next to AmsterdamMonnickendam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsthe bathroom is beautifully renovated and the kitchen is equipped with the most necessary equipmentthe interior especially the bathroom has a nice retro-modern mix of style to itthe place was clean & decorated beautifullythe flat was very nice and super cleana well presented clean and comfortable apartment absolutely perfect for usthe home was clean cute and exactly what we needed for a short staythe apartment is perfect for two people tidy and well equipped
Host:annie is a great host and the studio had everything for my holiday :-)annie herself is super nice and helpfulsuper friendly host and a very nice neighbourhoodthe trip was amazing such an amazing host & very helpfulannie and her husband are super helpful and friendlyRead more reviewstransportation to amsterdam was easy just 20 minutes by busbeautiful village 15 minutes from amsterdam by busvery romantic & a 5 minute walk to the nearest bus in to amsterdam centralannie's studio is perfectly located whenever you want to spend some days close to amsterdamgreat place great location and easy to get too and from by bus
Located in Zuiderwoude, Noord-Holland, this lovely house is just 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) away from Monnickendam and 10 kilometers (6.21 miles) away from Amsterdam. The charming village of Zuiderwoude has stunning landscapes and you can enjoy its idyllic beauty in this beautiful property. It features two bedrooms that can sleep four, a bathroom, a spacious living area, a well-equipped kitchenette, a garden where you can sunbathe, and an adjoining lake which you can swim in. Besides these, you also get access to Wi-Fi, essentials, a TV, heating, a hairdryer, an iron and free parking on premises.
Guests explore the village by bicycle, or they can choose to travel to Monnickendam or Amsterdam by bus. The bus stop is 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) away from the house.
Lovely Garden house 10 kilometer from Amsterdam
Unwind in Monnickendam, a quiet retreat
This little village is perfect for those who are looking for a relaxing holiday. You can walk around the village and soak in the scenery. Monnickendam is well-connected to other towns, such as Volendam and Broek in Waterland, which is a short bike ride away. Those who are looking for an exciting nightlife can head to Amsterdam, which is a 15-minute bus ride away.
Get Trip101 in your inbox
You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.
*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101
*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.