|Volendam is in north Holland, Netherlands|
Volendam is a small town in north Holland; Netherlands.
It’s about 20 kilometres north of Amsterdam.
Sometimes called “The pearl of the Zuiderzee”, this place is a highly popular tourist destination.
|A fishing village in the Netherlands|
Here, you’ll find many Dutch clichés, including the traditional costumes and wooden shoes. Most of them have a lot of history.
Its rather isolated location and the character of its inhabitants, have given Volendam a very specific atmosphere.
It’s a fishermen’s village, and the bustling harbor area with the many boats are still a major attraction today.
|The fishing village known as Volendam|
From the 1880’s it was a popular dwelling place for artists, who found that the town seemed hardly touched by time and captured its characteristics in lots of different paintings and other works of art.
|When you usually hear the phrase: “the sea stretches on forever”, is this what they mean?|
Volendam’s traditional costume is one of best known examples of ancient clothing in the country. Only a handful of people wear it in their daily lives today, but as the locals have recognized its value for tourism you will probably still run into it here and there.
In the Netherlands, Volendam is famous for its singers. There’s a extensive Dutch music scene here and several of the most popular Dutch singers originate from this village.
With so many touristic places to visit, you cannot avoid this fishermen city of Volendam!
|Cheese factories in the Netherlands|
And they taste so so sooooo damn good!
One more picture of the wonderful cheese!!!!!
See-food! (get it?) >.<“
And not to forget, Seafood Restaurants too!
|Dutch Fish and Chips!|
|I am a Starfish!|
After our meal – I became a Starfish…
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Most of the old houses on the waterfront are now restaurants and shops.
So, you don’t get a view of what it actually looked like when Volendam was once a fishing village – a long long time ago.
But we can’t change the past, can’t we.
|I really liked this town in the Netherlands|
|Volendam, would love to live here! My dream house…|
The current houses are still beautiful in my personal opinion.
|Step out the door and voila!! This is what you see IMMEDIATELY!|
I simply love the peacefulness and serenity I felt here.
|Volendam, I want to live here. Dam(n)!|
Or we wouldn’t be able to make it to our next destination on time!
|Volendam is highly recommended and well worth the visit!|
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