There is plenty to do all year round in Volendam, Holland’s best-known fishing village. Take a look in the handsome old harbour full of old Dutch ships and take a boat trip to Marken. Or have your photo taken wearing traditional Volendam clothes and learn more about Volendam in one of its museums. There really is so much to do in Volendam that one day is simply not enough.

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  1. Heather Tucker

Dress in traditional costume, eat cheese and explore an old fishing village. Volendam is full of activities not to miss.

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Discover Volendam

Within cycling distance of Amsterdam, on the edges of Ijsselmeer lake, lies Volendam – highly recommended for all people who want to discover Holland at its most authentic.


Volendam has countless attractions and sights to see, making the village a great place to visit. Have your photograph taken wearing traditional Volendam clothing and try some fish at De Dijk, take the Volendam-Marken express to the village of Marken or learn about the history and folklore of Volendam in one of its museums, such as Volendams Museum or the Cheese Factory Volendam.


One day in Volendam is quite simply not enough. So consider booking a room at one of Volendam’s excellent accommodations, such as the historic artists’ hotel Spaander. Marinapark Volendam, with its classic Volendam houses, also comes highly recommended and is ideal for families.


Volendam lies about half an hour’s drive from the Dutch capital of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Of course, you can also choose to travel by public transport (the bus) to Volendam. But the most enjoyable way, really, is to cycle through the polders from Amsterdam to Volendam.

Map of Volendam

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