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This picturesque Holland fishing village of 22000 souls was once merely the harbour of the nearby town of Edam. Somehow, over the years, it became rapidly popular with tourists. Its economy was based on farming and fishing. But when famous artists such as Picasso and Renoir visited, fell in love and began to immortalise the village in painting after painting after painting, the city caught the fevered imagination of tourists like nothing before. Suddenly, all you could see on postcards of Holland were images from this heretofore unassuming little city.

Later, as its popularity grew, the fame of the city was padded further by the meteoric rise Paling sound music, a genre founded and developed and popularised by artists from Volendam. The city is also famous for the traditional clothing klederdracht, even though locals these days mostly eschew it with some disdain.

The town is largely Protestant Christian, a popular cheese manufacturing area and a lovely marina resort.

Volendam Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Volendam tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Central European Time Zone UTC+01:00 & Central European Summer Time UTC+02:00.
  • Currency: Euro
  • Electricity and Internet: 230 volts & Plug types C, E, F.
  • Languages: Dutch & English.
  • Security: 112 is the common number for police, fire brigade and ambulance service.
  • Tipping: 10%, but it's normally already added to your bill.

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Facts and Stats for Volendam*

  • Pollution Statistics in Volendam

    Know the pollution level of Volendam before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Volendam: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Volendam for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Volendam.

    • Burglary and Theft 35 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 92.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 82.5 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 15 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30 (Low)
  • Living in Volendam - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 81.09 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 18.97 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.67 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 82.23 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.3 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.7 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 130.58 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Volendam

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Volendam

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.3 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 17.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 97.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 78.12 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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