There are such small towns, in which you feel very cozy and quiet even despite the crowds of tourists. Volendam is exactly this kind of town. Rather, it’s not even town, it’s a former fishing village, but recently it became popular tourist attraction. And though the travel guides promise, that you’ll see the traditional Dutch life, you’ll not find here any authentic traditions. As indeed in all other tourist spots. But you are guaranteed an enjoyable day on the seaside, slow walking through souvenir’s shops and cozy gathering in small Dutch restaurants. And all this without going far away from Amsterdam.
The village is 30 km north of Amsterdam. You can reach it by coach 316 direction Edam, which is terminate at the central station stop CS IJzijde. Ticket costs about 7 euros, if purchased from the driver. And the road itself takes about 40 minutes.
It seems, that in Volendam are more people than in Amsterdam.
All Dutch like fries. As well as tourists. :)
And cheese, of course.
In this shop you also can see how to make cheese.
On this ferry ou can reach another amazing place - Marken. I will show you pictures of Marken another time :)
Dutch sense of humor :)
The portions here are really huge.
Such pancakes - must try dish here.
Bye Volendam! Next time we will meet in Marken, so stay tuned. And have a beautiful weekend!