Katwoude lies jammed between Monnickendam and Volendam.
Volendam is world-famous for its dike, traditional costumes and old maisonnettes on the labyrinth. You can sail from the port of Volendam with the boat to Marken and walk around on this splendid island.

Monnickendam has a large recreation area at IJsselmeer: Hemmeland. Here you can walk and swim. There are also boats for hiring. Amsterdam is situated at only 15 km distance. You can visit the several museums or explore the city by bicycle or water bicycle, you’ll see Amsterdam in a complete different way. Broek in Waterland and Edam are places not far from Katwoude which are certainly worth visiting.


The farm of Nooitgedacht is situated in Waterland (the surrounding area), right beside the IJsselmeer. In this meadow bird region you will come across black-tailed godwits, lapwings, oystercatchers and many other birds. An ideal area for walking, cycling, canoeing, rowing or fishing. In the winter this region is a skaters’ paradise.

There are various cycling and walking routes available especially for this region. Not far from the site there is a choice of museums and other entertainment for all the family. The IJsselmeer is an exquisite spot where water sports enthusiasts can indulge themselves and a branch of it lies right in front of the farm.