Reformatt Logo
Reformatt Show Search Button

6 Historic Dutch Places in Volendam

6 Historic Dutch Places in Volendam

on Mar. 10, 2015 by

Volendam is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Holland and known for its fishing boats, traditional clothing and cheese factory.

Volendam Holland in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlandshaving a coffee at the Inntel Hotels Zaandam in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlandsshopping street Volendam Holland in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlandshaving peasoup with bacon on pumpernickel in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlands

It is a small town just north of Amsterdam counting only 22,000 inhabitants.

Places

  • 1. Foto de Boer

    Start off by taking a hilarious traditional Dutch photo at this hop

    Haven 82, 1131 ET Volendam, Netherlands

  • 2. Hotel Spaander

    Famous hotel which was visited by many celebrities, try the Erwtensoup for lunch

    Haven 15, 1131 EP Volendam, Netherlands

  • 3. Cheese Factory

    Great place to learn more about Dutch cheese

    Haven 29, 1131 EP Volendam, Netherlands

  • 4. Doolhof

    A maze of narrow and cute Dutch streets along with tiny canals

    Doolhof 22, 1131 XH Volendam, Netherlands

  • 5. De Haven Volendam

    Try some fresh Dutch herring at the fish shop and don't forget to eat it by the tail

    Zuideinde 2, 1131 AH Volendam, Netherlands

  • 6. Volendams Museum

    Has an entire exposition on traditional Dutch clothing and historical interiors

    Julianaweg 102, 1131 DE Volendam, Netherlands

Inntel Hotels in Zaandam in Volendam, Noord Holland, NetherlandsCheese Factory Volendam in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlandscheese factory volendam in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlandsmatt in traditional clothing in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlands

Volendam was the location of the former harbor of the nearby Edam.

let go explore Volendam - traditional Holland in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlandslet go explore Volendam - traditional Holland

Farmers and local fishermen settled there, forming the new community of Vollendam, which literally meant something like 'Filled dam'.

at the Volendam harbor in Volendam, Noord Holland, NetherlandsZaandam downtown in Volendam, Noord Holland, NetherlandsZaandam central station in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlandstraditional house in Volendam in Volendam, Noord Holland, NetherlandsVolendam Holland in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlandsdutch blue in Volendam Holland in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlandscheeses in Volendam Holland in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlandsspaander hotel in Volendam Holland in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlands

In the early part of the 20th century it became something of an artists' retreat, with both Picasso and Renoir spending time here.

taking a photo with my mom in traditional Dutch clothing in Volendam in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlandstaking a photo with my mom in traditional Dutch clothing in Volendam

Volendam's traditional costume is one of the best known examples of ancient clothing (klederdracht) in the country.

downtown Zaandam in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlandsthe famous Inntel Hotels in Volendam, Noord Holland, NetherlandsInntel Hotels in Volendam, Noord Holland, NetherlandsZaandam in Volendam, Noord Holland, NetherlandsChoco kebab, come again? haha in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlandscheese shavers in Volendam Holland in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlandsold Dutch house from 1935 in Volendam Holland in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlandsdowntown Zaandam in Volendam, Noord Holland, Netherlands

Only a handful of people wear it in their daily lives today, but as the locals have recognized its value for tourism you will probably still run into it here or there.

Comments