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Marken, municipality of Waterland
Marken, municipality of Waterland
Flag of Waterland
Coat of arms of Waterland
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Waterland in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°27′N 5°2′E / 52.450°N 5.033°E / 52.450; 5.033Coordinates: 52°27′N 5°2′E / 52.450°N 5.033°E / 52.450; 5.033
Province North Holland
Established1 January 1991
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorLuzette Wagenaar-Kroon (CDA)
 • Total115.66 km2 (44.66 sq mi)
 • Land52.11 km2 (20.12 sq mi)
 • Water63.55 km2 (24.54 sq mi)
Elevation[3]−1 m (−3 ft)
Population (August 2017)[4]
 • Total17,275
 • Density332/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode1140–1156, 1452–1454
Area code0299

Waterland (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality in the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland. It is situated north of Amsterdam, on the western shore of the Markermeer. It is well-known for comprising the touristy towns of Broek in Waterland and Marken.

Population centres[edit]

The municipality of Waterland consists of the following cities, towns, villages and districts: Broek in Waterland, Ilpendam, Katwoude, Marken, Monnickendam, Overleek, Uitdam, Watergang, Zuiderwoude.



Topographic map of the municipality of Waterland, 2013.

Local government[edit]

The municipal council of Waterland consists of 17 seats, which are divided as follows:

  • CDA – 5 seats
  • GroenLinks – 3 seats
  • Waterland95 – 3 seats
  • Algemeen Belang – 2 seats
  • PvdA – 2 seats
  • VVD – 2 seats



  1. ^ "College van burgemeester & wethouders" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Waterland. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 1141GV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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