The 10 Best Things to Do in Volendam, The Netherlands

July 21, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Volendam (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌvoːlənˈdɑm]) is a town in North Holland in the Netherlands, in the municipality of Edam-Volendam. The town has about 22,000 inhabitants (November 2007).
Restaurants in Volendam

1. Volendam Marken Express

Haven 39, 1131 EP Volendam, The Netherlands +31 299 363 331
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4.5 based on 575 reviews

Volendam Marken Express

Since 1933, the Marken Express has been sailing, daily every 30-45 minutes starting at 10.30 am in Volendam between the two old fishing villages of Volendam and Marken. From the boat you have a great view of the fi shermen’s houses standing along the dyke.Captainsbar & Audio guide on board in Dutch and Englisch. Bicycles are welcome on board. Sails all year round.

Reviewed By ANNAMARGARET B - PORT ALLEGANY

Our IAmsterdam card included this ferry from the Volendam Harbor to the former island fishing village of Marken. The ferry was quite large and in January largely empty. There is table service for coffee, tea, beer, apple pie, nachos and other snacks at an additional cost. The audio tour was informative, musical, and fun. Who know about Eeelsound?

2. Marina Volendam

Pieterman 12, 1131 PW Volendam, The Netherlands +31 299 320 262
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4.5 based on 441 reviews

Marina Volendam

Reviewed By TerriH521 - Perry, New York

Riding on the boat was part of our day trip to Volendam. It was short but nice and we were able to have a drink.

3. Cheese Factory Volendam

Haven 25 | 1131EP, Volendam, Nederland, 1131 EP Volendam, The Netherlands +31 299 350 479
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4 based on 807 reviews

Cheese Factory Volendam

The small fisherman village Volendam has hosted one of the most tasty Dutch attractions - the Cheese Factory. It will give a unique insight into the process of producing the famous Dutch cheese, a pride of the Netherlands!

Reviewed By Darnel-HDI - Jakarta, Indonesia

We visit this cheese factory as part of our tour program. Factory staff present and show how to make various type of cheese. It is interesting learning.

4. Foto de Boer

Haven 82, 1131 ET Volendam, The Netherlands +31 299 363 607
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4 based on 174 reviews

Foto de Boer

Reviewed By lisaselencer - China

It was very good experience to put on the Dutch constum and looked like a local.The price is not very high.15Euros for one person and one picture.But you can selfie when you are in the constum.The shop is quite located in the center of Volendam.

5. Volendams Museum

Zeestraat 41, 1131 ZD Volendam, The Netherlands +31 299 369 258
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4 based on 141 reviews

Volendams Museum

Reviewed By Rob684 - Arnhem, The Netherlands

Very nice and well maintained place that gives a complete and good overview of Volendam history. The hosts are very helpful. Just ask them if you have a question, because they may be a bit shy... The entrance price is not an issue.

6. Alida Hoeve Cheese Farm & Wooden shoe factory

Zeddeweg 1, 1131 CW Volendam, The Netherlands +31 299 365 830
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4 based on 81 reviews

Alida Hoeve Cheese Farm & Wooden shoe factory

The Alida Hoeve cheese farm and wooden shoe factory is located in Volendam. Where once cows grazed, now stands a shop with cheese for sale. Visitors are welcomed by staff wearing traditional Volendam dress and are all provided with an explanation on the preparation of cheese and the production of wooden shoes. Free entrance, demonstrations, tasting and parking.

Reviewed By Mjika C

After a terrible experience near the water we stopped in to purchase our souvenir wooden shoes. Not only were the prices better. The service was top notch! Helped find the right sizes and try them on. The cheese samples were a delight. Not overbearing with knick knacks and cheap souvenirs. Friendly staff. Adorable shop. Will return next year!!!

7. Fotograaf zwarthoed

Haven 12, 1131 ER Volendam, The Netherlands +31 299 363 758
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Fotograaf zwarthoed

If you visit Volendam, a picture in Volendam costume is an unbeatable memory. Photographer Zwarthoed is a true Volendam photo studio with real photographers. Our photo studio has been in existence since 1920 and we have photographed countless people in Volendam's costume. Such as groups, families, business colleagues, toerists, couples, children, adults etc. Our costumes are original and always freshly washed. The accessories and attributes we use are old and original volendams. Those details make a picture in costume the real thing. Having your picture taken is a fantastic and funny experience and you also get a perfect foto. A reminder of a great day in Volendam. We would like to welcome you in our friendly photo studio!

Reviewed By Chris H - Jakarta, Indonesia

The friendly staff are able to speak Indonesian and very chatty people. Friendly staff. We have to wait in line for the staff to dress us properly and just follow them to complete the traditional custom. You have to choose yourself your size shoes (the Dutch traditional shoes). Quiet interesting to walk with the clogs, rather cute that is. You have to queue to be taken the pic and can be either individual or in group, then the photographer will give the tickets to pay and choose which size you want to have. After the photo session, return the clothes and wait patiently as the staff dressing other new guests too.
What an interesting experience. It is fun and the staff can make us relax and fun.

8. Uniek Volendam

Sportlaan 10, 1131 BK Volendam, The Netherlands +31 299 809 909
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Uniek Volendam

Reviewed By Irina T - Moscow, Russia

Посещение занимает примерно час и стоит 5 евро за вход. Достаточно интересно и познавательно, касательно изучения истории Волендама. На самом деле понимаешь его уникальность, и узнаешь больше о культуре и истории.

9. Palingsound Museum

Slobbeland 19, 1131 AA Volendam, The Netherlands +31 299 363 373
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3.5 based on 22 reviews

Palingsound Museum

Reviewed By Irina T - Moscow, Russia

Очень приятное место. Оказывается Волендам - не просто уютный городок, а здесь родилось масса хитов (если я правильно поняла). Пройтись здесь весьма интересно, посмотреть на экспонаты, а потом перекусить в ресторанчике, который тут же и расположен. Среди экспонатов - диски, гитары, в общем это музей музыкальной истории Волендам. Если осталось свободное время, непременно сюда загляните!

10. Winkelcentrum Havenhof

Zeestraat 21, 1131 ZD Volendam, The Netherlands
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4 based on 4 reviews

Winkelcentrum Havenhof

Reviewed By bob2bkk - Bangkok, Thailand

This is not a sightseeing sight. It is a plaza with shopping stores including a Hema department store. It is between the bus stop and the Volendam harbor. See my review of Volendam Marken Express for steps on how to get to Volendam. You will pass this on the way to Volendam harbor. Shopping, nothing else.

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