Volendam Travel Guide

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Volendam

Volendam

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This Volendam travel guide will take you through all the wonderful attractions that Volendam has to offer. Volendam is a small village known for its fisheries and traditional clothing. It remains a busy tourist attraction for those who want to get away and relax in a simple setting.

History

During the 1920s, Volendam was a part of the harbor which was near to the town Edam. Edam was situated next to the river IJ. But, during the mid of 1930s, a separate harbor was constructed and Volendam was considered no more a part of the harbor. This initiated the fishermen and local farmers to settle in the place and start the community Vollendam.

Accommodations

As the city is literally next to the river, you will find a number of resorts in the place. Volendam has a place to offer to budget as well luxury travelers. Some of the best hotels of the area are Best Western Hotel, Hotel Old Dutch and Hotel Volendam. Most of the hotels offer amenities which include a restaurant, bar, terrace, free parking and many others. They also offer activities such as a sauna, tennis, fishing, windsurfing, massage, canoeing and horseback riding.

Places to Visit

As the city is next to water, visitors must go for boat rides across the harbor, where they can get a spectacular view of the area. Sightseeing by boat is often one of the highlights while visiting Volendam. Visitors can also learn about the history and culture of the city by visiting Volendam Museum, which displays traditional costumes, fishing boats and other nautically themed pieces. Another great place to visit is De Gouden Kamer, which is a unique collectible museum. Its walls are covered in millions of cigar bands arranged meticulously to form pictures of famous icons, such as the Statue of Liberty. This is truly a unique experience. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the great details of the De Gouden Kamer.

Restaurants and Nightlife

The city has a number of restaurants near the harbour, along the Dike (Dam). While walking along the Dam, you will discover an array souvenir shops. Some of the restaurants include pubs and bars. Joppekop Café Bar De is a well known bar there.

Off The Beaten Path

Wherever you decide to go in Volendam, the simplicity of the village will captivate you. There are many great places to visit and those in this guide provide only a small sample of the many wonderful things to do in Volendam.

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July 31, 2005 change by hpharmsen

March 28, 2010 change by nik.singh31

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