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.