The Best Things To Do In Volendam, Netherlands

"At first glance, it can be a little hard to see and understand why Volendam is so ridiculously popular with tourists and travel guides. One is reminded of how some celebrities are famous for being famous. But as you explore the town and get to know it, it all makes perfect sense.For one, you realise that the village's look and layout have basically been unchanged for the past 600 years, and you're getting a very real look into something original and historic. The pretty buildings and the lovely and lively marina aren't just there for show. Head out into the jetty and mingle with the locals there; it’s the thing to do. Also check out the church from the 17th century.

Cheese processing and farming is synonymous with the village; the tours are for free. One cheese farm even has an adjoining wooden shoe factory that makes famous Dutch style clogs. At the Palinsound Museum, discover the artists that developed a unique genre of pop music and helped put the city on the national map."

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Volendam, Netherlands

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  1. Cheese Factory Volendam

    #1 of 14 Things To Do in Volendam
    Cheese Factory Volendam

    Tags: Museum, Exhibition , Factory

    Address: Haven 25, 1131 EP Volendam, Netherlands

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:30 pm Details

    The Dutch have a firm love affair with their cheese. This museum and factory exhibits the history, evolution and current production methods of Dutch cheese. There are three sections to the tour: Muse...Read more

  2. Roompot Vakanties Marinapark Volendam

    #2 of 14 Things To Do in Volendam
    Roompot Vakanties Marinapark Volendam

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Wildlife Park, Cafe

    Address: Marina Volendam, Marinahaven, Netherlands

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    There's only one thing to do here. Come, stand, and wish you lived here. In front of a row of colorful Volendam style houses is this new marina. It was opened in 2007. It has space for about 500 moder...Read more

  3. Foto De Boer

    #3 of 14 Things To Do in Volendam
    Foto De Boer

    Address: Haven 82, 1131 ET Volendam, Netherlands

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Tourists head into this local favourite photo studio for one reason alone - to get a picture clicked of themselves dressed in a traditional ancient Volendam costume. You should just know that locals c...Read more

  4. Volendams Museum

    #4 of 14 Things To Do in Volendam
    Volendams Museum

    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, Photo Gallery, Exhibition

    Address: Zeestraat 41, 1131 ZD Volendam, Netherlands

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Every visiting tourist is after a while struck by a curious question - why is Volendam so famous? For all purposes and intents, it looks like any regular port town, albeit a pretty one. This museum, w...Read more

  5. Cheese And Wooden Shoes Factory Alida Hoeve

    #5 of 14 Things To Do in Volendam
    Cheese And Wooden Shoes Factory Alida Hoeve

    Tags: Specialty Shop, Factory

    Address: Zeddeweg 1, 1131 CW Volendam, Netherlands

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Think of the following cheeses - Edam, Gouda, Sheep and Goat. Think of getting intimate with them, knowing how they were made, how to tell the subtle differences in their textures and flavours. That's...Read more

  6. Smit-bokkum

    #6 of 14 Things To Do in Volendam
    Smit-bokkum

    Tags: Museum, Restaurant, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: Slobbeland 19, 1131 AA Volendam, Netherlands

    Timings: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm Details

    Palingpop is a very specific sound of pop music developed almost exclusively by Volendam artists. In this museum, above a rather excellent restaurant, is are roomfuls of memorabilia in tribute of the ...Read more

  7. Stolphoevekerk

    #7 of 14 Things To Do in Volendam
    Stolphoevekerk

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: BurgemeesterKolfschotenplein 1 1131 BN Volendam Netherlands

    Built in 1658, this is the oldest church in Volendam. The bell homestead (or farmhouse) style building is made entirely out of wood. Inside is an 18th century organ, with pipes from different periods ...Read more

  8. Vincentiuskerk

    #8 of 14 Things To Do in Volendam
    Vincentiuskerk

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Concert

    Address: Kerkepad 1, 1131 CX Volendam, Netherlands

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Volendam's second most famous church is a Catholic one. It was built in 1860. In addition to being a place of prayer, it is also regularly used for organ concerts. The Volendam Opera Choir holds an an...Read more

  9. Visafslag

    #9 of 14 Things To Do in Volendam
    Visafslag

    Tags: Monument

    Address: Haven 43, 1131 EP Volendam, Netherlands

    Sadly, the days that fish was auctioned off here in a spirited round of purchasing in the morning have long passed. The building was built in 1934 and is today regarded as a monument. Its insides are ...Read more

  10. N Drinks Volendam

    #10 of 14 Things To Do in Volendam
    N Drinks Volendam Image
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    Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks, Cafe, Leisure

    Address: Haven 102a, 1131 EV Volendam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

    This cocktail and coffee bar is popular with tourists and locals alike. The mixology is innovative and delicious. The finger food and tapas is delectable. The service is proficient. The atmosphere is ...Read more

  11. Rederij Volendam/marken Express B.v.

    #11 of 14 Things To Do in Volendam
    Rederij Volendam/marken Express B.v. Image
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    Address: Haven 39, 1131 EP Volendam, Netherlands

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
  12. De Koraalvis

    #12 of 14 Things To Do in Volendam
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    Tags: Aquarium

    Address: Zuideinde 1, 1131 AC Volendam, Netherlands

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details
  13. Valkenburg

    #13 of 14 Things To Do in Volendam
  14. Volendam

    #14 of 14 Things To Do in Volendam
    Volendam Image
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    Address: Volendam, Netherlands

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