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History and culture in Volendam

Traditionally Volendam has been one of the most well-known tourist attractions in the Netherlands. It breathes nostalgia and boasts many restaurants, caf'és, terraces and small shops.

On the famous Dyke in Volendam you will enjoy the authentic ambiance and the view of the harbour and the water. Here you can dress up in traditional Volendam costumes and have a photograph made or look for a suitable souvenir to take back home. You should not miss a visit to one of the many fish stores or stands and indulge in delicious fresh fish. After all, Volendam is wellknown for its fishing past and you will notice that this line of business is still quite successful! The maze (Doolhof) with its quiet alleys will give you the feeling of having stepped back a 100 years in time and you will witness the boats' arrival at and departure from the former island of Marken.