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Volendam is a picturesque town in Holland. Sample some local cheese as you tour a windmill and try on some wooden shoes. Walk into postcard-perfect Holland and experience Volendam!

Volendam Museum

Be sure to stop by the Volendam Museum for an interactive look at the history of Volendam. You'll find family-friendly exhibits that feature local tradition and lifestyle.

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Cheese Factory Volendam

The Cheese Factory in Volendam will be a treat for your taste buds and your olfactory sense. Visit to learn about how cheese is made today and sample a variety of cheeses. There are tours given everyday in a variety of languages.

Trip to Amsterdam

Volendam is just 12 miles north of the capital of the Netherlands: Amsterdam. A day trip between the two cities takes thirty minutes by car and under an hour by train.

Zaanse Schans/Hague/Windmills day trip

No trip to the Netherlands could be complete without a requisite windmill sighting. Lose yourself to the Dutch countryside and take a trip to Zaanse Schans. Be sure to explore the huge, well-maintained windmills still in function as you sightsee in Zaanse Schans.

Edam

Take a tour of the tiny town of Edam --population 7,000 and enjoy some namesake Edam cheese while you're there. After you've gorged on dairy, take a turn around the city, the charming architecture is the perfect way to walk off all that cheese.

Volendam Marken Express

Visit the formerly isolated island of Marken via the Volendam Marken Express. The ferry transports a quarter million passengers each year and offers great views of Volendam and Marken.

Planning Your Volendam Visit

How to Get Around Volendam?

Do as the locals do and get yourself a bike. Renting bikes is an inexpensive way to get around Volendam and sightsee at the same time. For day trips from Volendam you have the option of taking ferries, buses, or trains.

What to eat in Volendam?

First and foremost, be sure to sample the cheese in Volendam. Other local goodies include waffles, apple tarts, poffertjes (small pancakes), bitterbaalen (fried balls of cheese), and many more Dutch delights.

Good to know

  • Language
    Dutch and lots of English
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +31
  • Best time to visit
    The best time to visit Volendam is during the summer months. It can be quite cold in the winter and you are most likely to get sunshine and warm weather from June to August.

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What people are saying about Volendam

Wonderful experience with fantastic crew

My sister & I thoroughly enjoyed the outing, partly because of the agreeable mood of Dutch weather but mostly thanks to profesional, caring & very hospitable of the tour crew. Thank you Dione, Caran & our lovely driver for such a plessant day. You guys Rock. xoxox Tessa & Sady (UK)

Perfect tour for a taste of these places.

Sandra, Natalia, and Steff (aka The Rock) were a fantastic trio that made our time together educational, entertaining, and completely enjoyable!

This is the tour to experience Netherlands

If you really want to experience and see what people perceive about Netherlands, this is the exact tour that needs to be purchased. It gives you the mills, the clogs, the cheese, the scenery. The tour guide was really nice and accommodating. Very, very strict, but still nice. The tour was nice because it includes history, its take on modernization and of course the scenery. The lunch was good as well. I suggest that everyone would take this tour if you want to experience Netherlands.

Everything and everybody was outstanding

Thanks for the amazing organization and great experience. Everybody was very personal and caring, even the bus driver who was making sure we never missed anything of the tour. Highly recomended

Excellent day of touring beautiful little cities

Our guide was wonderful, full of enthusiasm, information and was flexible. We could not have been happier!

Marken, Volendam & Edam: Private Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Amanda, 07/03/2018