Top Tours & Activities 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
Getting to the meeting point was convenient as it was only a 2 minute walk from Centraal. Unlike some tours which we had joined in other countries where getting to the meeting point in time without getting lost was most tiring and stressful, this was a breeze and we got to start the tour feeling relaxed and happy. The tour was well organised and the guide was most charming, informative and very clear in her delivery and reminders not to miss the bus. It was unfortunate that we could not spend more time at every stop, the windmills, the walk through the village and the shops, the cheese factory, the clog making factory, but given the 5.5hrs duration of this tour, we were very happy with the day's activities. Highly recommended.
Really enjoyed my day. There was lots to see. Guide was very freindly and welcoming. Full of information and very approchable. Even the drive to each place was enjoyable. Small group for the tour which made it more personal. Highly recommend it
Truly a good journey with the tour. The guides and bus driver were very friendly and helpful. The information shared was very indepth. An amazing experience that is highly recommended for everyone
Karel is a wonderful guide, full of information about the land, history, sights, politics - anything we could think of to ask questions about. We have a much better sense of the Netherlands after this trip, and are so glad we went beyond Amsterdam in our sightseeing. Karel was flexible and adapted the tour to our interests. His enthusiasm for what we were seeing was infectious. He also went above and beyond, delivering a left-behind cellphone to the airport in time for our flight home.
It was a very efficient and smartly planned excursion. The places visited were really enjoyable. They were interesting. Just the right amount of time was given at each place..