Broek in Waterland has a protected cityscape and is a village in the municipality of Waterland. The village is about 10 km above Amsterdam, west of Monnickendam.
Residents of Broek in Waterland often abbreviated the name as Broek. One of the oldest buildings in Broek in Waterland is the Sint-Nicolaaskerk with a view over ‘ t Havenrak. In this harbour is one of the most beautiful buildings of Broek het Swanenburgh teahouse. This tea house was visited by Napoleon Bonaparte in the beginning of the 19th century. The old core of Broek in Waterland consists mainly of wooden houses painted in various pastel shades. Many of these houses are decorated with a door calf that is typical for this region.