museum full of stories

museum Monnickendam


500-year-old Carillon Tower reveals its secrets. 

The oldest carillon in the world and the most out of tune one! Stand face to face with the great, turning, rattling drum. Cameras explore the tower from inside.

contemporary artist

Contemporary artists portray another world. Artists of Waterland but also far beyond portray with changing exhibitions another world in its many surprising forms.

water & land

Frail water, Land and Human Hand. 

A fascinating development spanning 2000 years, showing the beauty of this landscape, but also its frailty.


30 October - 1 April

Saturday and Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm

April - October

Tuesday through Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm


School holidays

Tuesday through Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm




junior attic

Fun for children in the Junior Attic. 

Plenty for children to enjoy up in the Junior Attic. Play in the exciting House of Discovery, dig in the well, or discover surprising combinations in a game of memory.



Journey through tales of ancient settlements. How it all began with the appearance of monasteries and monks.  See ancient prayer books, a 17th century cesspit full of historic litter. Poverty and wealth in the ship building, trade, seafaring and fishery. 


Waterlandsmuseum de Speeltoren

Noordeinde 2-4

1141 AM Monnickendam

Wheelchair accessible

about monnickendam

Monnickendam (near Amsterdam), a centuries old charm village, on the shores of the Gouwzee.

admission fees

0 to 3 years free
4 to 11 years 2,50 euro
12 to 17 years 3,50 euro
18 years and older 7,50 euro
Family card  € 15,00