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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

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.

Cheese Factory Volendam
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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

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

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

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

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

This is a great tour and I definitely recommend it!

Thank you, this was the highlight of Amsterdam. We went in at the back of the windmill village and got to experience it quietly and private. We went to a little farm where they still make the wooden shoed by hand. We understood that this was the only place around where they still make them by hand. We stayed away from the mass in Volendam and the guide gave us the option to go with him to a local and unique fishing village. Wow, all by ourselves with the locals. Thank you so much to take us of the tracks and show us the real thing tol! Good luck!!!

Villages & Windmills Zaanse Schans Small Group Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 06/10/2019

Beautiful trip with lots of interesting things to explore

It was a really nice tour, every place with its own charme and little places. You could easily spend a whole day at Zaanse Schans and enjoy the many things there, but also Volendam and the Cheese Factory are worth a visit and are great fun. I'd definitely recommend this tour, everything worked perfectly without any troubles or delays. We were very satisfied and head a great time in northern Amsterdam.

A stunning land tour of the Amsterdam countryside!

My wife and I enjoyed all the stops on this activity, and our guide was very good at providing informative insights into the areas we visited. There was a good amount of time at the various stops, although we always like to have a lot of time to explore on our own.

An amazing experience... Seeing the windmill work actually was superb.

The fishing village of Marken and Volendam was a surreal experience. Not to be missed. The best side of Netherlands. Windmills at Zanse Schanse we're breathtaking. Truly an emblem for Holland's culture.

A very good itenary...definitely worth doing

Great tour with very friendly guides who were very helpful and patient with all the tourists. A small suggestion to increase the time at the windmills if possibly to give some more time for the tourists to explore the museums and small shops.