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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

Absolutely outstanding - the best we've have in Europe thus far

This was an absolutely fantastic tour - it knocked our socks off way exceeding my expectations. It was relatively quick (half day) with three great sites and a boat ride. Above all, the tour guide Steve (Esteph?) the Rock was just incredible! The other tour guides were excellent too, very kind and competent, but Steve the bus driver was out of this world. He played a piano keyboard on the bus and sang songs (extremely well), was incredibly friendly and sincerely interested in making it the best tour ever, helped the guides during all the tours, was uber enthusiastic, took time to walk with us and show us things himself, carried souvenir bags for other guests, etc. I'm use to the bus driver remaining silent and driving the bus. Steve is nothing less than a prodigy when it comes to this line of work. I've never experienced a tour guide like him and couldn't recommend him higher. I'd go WAY out of my way to get on his bus with him and his fellow tour guides. Not enough words, but thanks!

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

Great way to get out if the city and see the country side!

We absolutely loved this tour.. it's was awesome to visit the windmills; cheese shop; waffle shop and wooden clog shop.. was great to have the locals share their knowledge regarding their traditions and what they have been doing for many many years.. the actual bus trip was a highlight.. with Steve the singing Driver Dutch Rock and his crew!! They were all amazing and would highly recommend this tour!

It was super! But not enough time for Volendam.

We really liked the tour! Comfortable bus, funny and informative guide. The only thing we didn't like was lack of free time in Volendam. 30 minutes are terribly not enough for this charming place! Especially if you want not just to explore the village but also grab some food. And give a try for russian language. There are quite a lot of us visiting your country.

Excellent value for money. Amazing experience!

The tour was very well organised. We had enough time in each location to have some rest and buy some souvenirs. The tour guide (Desiree) was very interactive and provided some interesting overview of each place we visited. I can recommend this trip to anyone who is interested to see a little bit of Dutch countryside.

Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam & Marken Spanish Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 08/27/2019