Eating & drinking
Want to enjoy some kibbeling (deep-fried cod) or a smoked eel? Volendam is the most famous fishing village in Holland. Where else will you face the challenge to try raw herring? Enjoy the view of the fishing and other boats coming and going in the small harbor. Whilst enjoying a drink on a terrace, of course!
Where to stay
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.
Check out the map and plan your visit
Transport in Volendam
By public transport
There is a bus line from Amsterdam to Volendam. Or will you come by bicycle? There is a bicycle route of some 25 km from Amsterdam through the polders and past villages.
Volendam is about a thirty minute drive from Amsterdam and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
Transport in Holland
Distances within Holland are easily bridged. Any location you might want to visit can be reached within three hours. The train, bus and tram will taken you pretty much anywhere you want to go. You can also explore Holland by bicycle. With over 32,000 kilometers worth of bicycle paths, Holland is a real cycling country with many fantastic cycling routes.