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Very interesting Museum about the history of Monnickendam and the surrounding villages together forming the region "Waterland" The clocktower is of course the main attraction with it's carillon dating back more than 500 years and unique in the world in it's kind. Beautiful history room...More
in the museum you can can learn about how this region of netherlands was reclaimed and the local culture. There are some interactive exibits for children and you can watch the churge bells mechanism work.
The location is in the centre of the historic town...More
The Museum was closed when we visited Monnickendam on a Sunday afternoon of April ! The clock tower is quite reminiscent of the belfries found in northern Belgium and France and in fact is much nicer than a lot of them . We were told...More
Very nice Museum with a kid area and the clock mechanism is the oldest in Europe. It plays songs and has a little scene that plays. Lovely people running the museum and some nice videos explaining the local culture.
This museum is located in a historic tower in the ild city of Monnickendam. It is a good start the understand the history of Monnickendam and how this part of the country was won from the sea and subsequently defended against the sea. The museum...More
I did not get in but the tower is quite a sight, that gives all its cachet to the village.
To my disappointment the carillon did not display the small riders, but the sound of the bells is nice and the naive angel rather cute....More
This is a wonderful small village museum. Quite a lovely surprise. This is a wonderful town to walk around in. Many old 17th C houses. Beautiful harbor and locks. Good little restaurants. Perfect for and afternoon visit
Visited on a Sunday afternoon and was surprised to find it open. Enjoyed looking around the different floors and was amazed by the children's area - such a wonderful idea. The top floor also was a treat - trying all the things out, a real...More
I was really impressed with this small museum telling the story of this ancient settlement - the rise and fall (and rise) of Monnikendam. There are also natural history displays and a wonderful coillection of old clocks on the top floor - make sure to...More