Volendam, the old fishing village at the IJsselmeer, offers costumes, sporting events, music, and of course fish. The village is characterized by countless little houses around the small fishing port.
Highlights of Volendam
The first thing you should do on your trip to Volendam is to wander through the streets and enjoy the town’s lively atmosphere. Walk along the dike, churches and old center. After that, have your picture taken in Dutch traditional costume. The traditional costumes are sill worn on folkloric events. Thirdly, you should ask for the Volendam ‘Palingsound' (‘eel sound’) Some of the most famous Dutch singers and musicians were born and bred in this small fishing village.
Volendam is just a short ride from Amsterdam and is visited by thousands of tourists every year. If you’re planning on visiting Volendam in June, see if you can combine it with the Volendammer Weekend.
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