6 Historic Dutch Places in Volendam
Volendam is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Holland and known for its fishing boats, traditional clothing and cheese factory.
It is a small town just north of Amsterdam counting only 22,000 inhabitants.
1. Foto de Boer
Start off by taking a hilarious traditional Dutch photo at this hop
2. Hotel Spaander
Famous hotel which was visited by many celebrities, try the Erwtensoup for lunch
3. Cheese Factory
Great place to learn more about Dutch cheese
A maze of narrow and cute Dutch streets along with tiny canals
5. De Haven Volendam
Try some fresh Dutch herring at the fish shop and don't forget to eat it by the tail
6. Volendams Museum
Has an entire exposition on traditional Dutch clothing and historical interiors
Volendam was the location of the former harbor of the nearby Edam.
Farmers and local fishermen settled there, forming the new community of Vollendam, which literally meant something like 'Filled dam'.
In the early part of the 20th century it became something of an artists' retreat, with both Picasso and Renoir spending time here.
Volendam's traditional costume is one of the best known examples of ancient clothing (klederdracht) in the country.
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.