Fortuna Spinoza

Discover the surroundings

Just a 5-minute walk away is the old harbor of Monnickendam, where you can discover several cozy restaurants. The recreational area 'Hemmeland' is a 20-minute walk away, ideal for a relaxing walk and a refreshing dip in the water. 10 minutes away by car is the Theetuin in Overleek, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch and take a relaxing boat ride in an electric whisper boat. Amsterdam is easily accessible within 20 minutes by public transportation. Also explore nearby Edam, Volendam, Marken (10-15 minutes by car) and Haarlem (40 minutes away), all of which are worth visiting.


Our suggestions:

  • Visit the old city center of Monnickendam and discover its many unique gable stones. Take a walk and relax in 'Hemmeland'
  • Visit Edam, Volendam and Zeevang, each with its own unique atmosphere and history
  • Take the ferry from Volendam to Marken and visit the iconic 1839 lighthouse, wooden houses on stilts and beautiful surroundings
  • Visit rural and picturesque Broek in Waterland. It is a watery area with beautiful wooden houses. Rent a whisper boat or a SUP board
  • Visit the Theetuin in Overleek and rent an electric whisper boat via
  • Explore Amsterdam's 'Jordaan' area and take a canal cruise
  • Visit the 12 windmills at 'Zaanse Schans'
  • Take a walk through 'Twiske' or one of the many other beautiful routes in 'Laag Holland'
  • Rent a bicycle, e-chopper or e-scooter from and cycle through the area
  • Visit the Zuiderzee Museum and Enkhuizen


Do you have more time? Then also visit Alkmaar, Hoorn, Haarlem, Delft and/or Utrecht.


Activities for rainy weather:

  • Visit the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Amsterdam Museum
  • Go shopping in the '9 streets' in Amsterdam
  • Visit the cheese farm and clog factory Alida Hoeve in Volendam
  • Relax at the Fort Beemster Spa & Wellness
  • Go to the movies at The Movies or Pathé in Amsterdam
  • Visit the Teylers Museum and Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem