Top attractions in Volendam
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- LanguageDutch and lots of English
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+02:00)
- Country Code+31
- Best time to visitThe 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
We enjoyed our trip very much!! The crew and driver were very helpful in prioritizing and planning our trip and placed to stop. Of course, the places are fantastic, especially Zaanse Schaans and Volendam. We regret not to add more time in Volendam to take the boat to Marken on account of other places like the cheese factory and Monikendam, Which were also nice but maybe less special.
The tour company and guide were very professional and we had an excellent day out. I would have no problem recommending this tour to anyone.
Loved the windmill tour, the dutch wooden shoe factory and the cheese tasting. The countryside was amazing. The tour guides gave lots of good information to supplement the audio. I wish it was a little bit longer to allow for more time at the windmill and dutch shoe factory. Otherwise, great tour!!!
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)
Sandra, Natalia, and Steff (aka The Rock) were a fantastic trio that made our time together educational, entertaining, and completely enjoyable!