VNear the capital Amsterdam and several authentic towns, lies Abcoude. The village lies in the north-west of the province of Utrecht and has just under 10,000 inhabitants. Abcoude is part of the Ronde Venen municipality and just one kilometre from the Amsterdam Zuid-Oost district. Abcoude is known for its lively events calendar and for the many monumental buildings on display. The village has no fewer than 73 registered national monuments.