Volendam Tourism

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.

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Volendam

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

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 8.33 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Volendam for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Volendam.

    • Burglary and Theft 35.71 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.43 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 11.54 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 5.77 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 26.92 (Low)
    • Attacks 16.07 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 28.57 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.07 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 80.36 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 26.79 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Volendam is 222.74 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 79.16 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.36 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 12.64 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.29 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 82.53 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.3 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.36 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 143.84 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.34 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.99 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 17.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 95.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.14 USD

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

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