Waterland consists of the cores Monnickendam, Marken, Broek in Waterland, Ilpendam, Katwoude, Overleek, Purmer, Watergang, Uitdam and Zuiderwoude. Each place has its own charm due to its cultural-historical background. Enjoy the well-preserved monuments in the old towns and villages. Almost half of the total area of Waterland consists of water (no less than 5,000 hectares). The municipality of Waterland therefore has a lot to offer in the field of water recreation, from sailing on the Marker or IJssel lake to walking along the water in one of the municipality’s multiple picturesque places.