(population: 17,173) is a municipality in the north-western Netherlands
, in the province of North Holland
. The municipality covers an area of 65.00 km²
(of which 50.24 km² water).
The municipality of Waterland consists the following towns, villages and townships: Broek in Waterland, Ilpendam, Katwoude, Marken, Monnickendam, Uitdam, Watergang, Zuiderwoude.
Marken is a former island connected to the North Holland mainland by a causeway.
Waterland is a novel by Graham Swift, made into a 1992 movie starring Jeremy Irons.