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.

Must see places in Volendam ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Volendam and point of interests to visit.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    N Drinks Volendam Image

    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

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    Rederij Volendam/marken Express B.v. Image

    Address: Haven 39, 1131 EP Volendam, Netherlands

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
    Google Reviews
    Chris M

    Modern ship, the journey on Markeen took about 30 minutes. They offer drinks and snacks onboard. You can sit inside or outside to catch sun

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    De Koraalvis Image

    Tags: Aquarium

    Address: Zuideinde 1, 1131 AC Volendam, Netherlands

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details
    Google Reviews
    Hans Kolijn

    Mooie winkel met een ongedwongen sfeer en kundige bediening.

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    Volendam Image

    Address: Volendam, Netherlands

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  • Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam


    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Muiderslot

    Herengracht 1

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Fort bij Edam

    Oorgat 10

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • De 9 Straatjes in Amsterdam

    De 9 Straatjes

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Begijnhof

    30 Begijnhof

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Molen De Hoop Wervershoof

    Zijdwerk 15

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Het Weerwater

  • Ankeveense Plassen

  • Ouderkerkerplas


  • WV Sloterplas

    Christoffel Plantijngracht

  • Oosterdel

    Dorpsstraat 86

  • Scouting Uitgeest

    Westergeest 39

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  • Volendams Museum

    Zeestraat 41

  • Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam

    Rozenstraat 59

  • Van Gogh Museum

    Museumplein 6

  • Joods Historisch Museum

    Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1

  • Museum Het Schip

    Oostzaanstraat 45

  • Amsterdam Museum

    Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 359

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  • Uniek Rekreatie

    Dijkweg 277

    Amusement Parks
  • Morgenstondvakantiewoning

    Fokkeboom 28

    Amusement Parks
  • Raamverhuurbedrijf Het Venster

    Oudezijds Achterburgwal 116/A

    Amusement Parks
  • Lobta-Outdoors

    Karveel 5967

    Amusement Parks
  • Parcs and Villas

    Colenbranderhof 18

    Amusement Parks
  • Interlux Vakanties

    Comeniusstraat 16

    Amusement Parks
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  • Grand Café Restaurant De Dijk

    Haven 108

    Seafood Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Bars
  • Eetcafé 't Havengat

    Haven 64

    Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Restaurants Bars
  • Drinkz

    Haven 102a

    Bars Restaurants
  • Cafe Motje

    Dril 12

    Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Bars
  • Café Lennon's

    Haven 166

    Bars Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses
  • Het Gat van Nederland

    Brugstraat 8

    Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Bars
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  • Holland Casino Amsterdam

    Max Euweplein 62

    Casinos and Gaming Restaurants
  • Fair Play Casino

    Wagenmakerbaan 1

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Casino City

    Ceintuurbaan 286

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Casino City

    Jan Evertsenstraat 108/HS

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Fair Play Casino

    Sluiskade 32-42

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Casino Play-In Casino

    Nieuwendijk 37

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Spanderswoud (Hilversum)


    Natural Parks
  • Dino

    Industriewg 34

    Natural Parks
  • Hoenderdaal

    Hoenderstg 7

    Natural Parks
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  • Erasmuspark


    Dog Parks
  • Muzenpark


    Dog Parks
  • Jottem Hondenschool

    Julianalaan 175

    Dog Parks
  • Assumburg Tennispark

    Communicatieweg 2

    Dog Parks
  • Hondenschool Ruby

    Cuneraweg 381

    Dog Parks
  • Park Jol

    Jol 34 - 34

    Dog Parks
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  • Stadsstrand De Kade

    Noorderkade 1031, Alkmaar

  • Strandfestival ZAND

    IJmeerdijk 1

  • Naarderbos Strand

  • Atlantisstrand Almere


  • Strand Enkhuizen

    Kooizandweg 6

  • Blijburg Aan Zee

    Pampuslaan 501

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  • Klimpark Fun Forest Almere

    Kemphaanlaan 4

  • Hemmeromloop

    Rietgors 9

  • Aalbersestraat

    Aalbersestraat 244

  • Rondje Molen


  • Gein-Zuid

  • Korsjespoortsteeg


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