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  • Address: Zeestraat 41, 1131 ZD, Volendam, Netherlands
  • Hours: Daily, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Admission: €2,50 adults; €2,00 children and seniors

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Volendams Museum Tours

Volendam, a quaint town on the coast of North Holland, is known for its fisherman and beautiful traditional clothing (it was once the harbor for the famous cheese-making city of Edam). In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Volendam was known as a bit of an ‘artists’ retreat,’ inspiring the well-known painters (like Picasso and Renoir) who spent time there. Today, the historical Volendams Museum gives the visitor a feeling for what life was like there a hundred years ago.

Full-sized mannequins wearing traditional clothes engage in everyday activities in rooms modelled after typical Dutch houses of the early 20th century. The rooms (four living rooms and one commercial shop) are modelled after the period between 1815 and 1920. There’s also plenty of original film material and art from many of the artists that visited Volendam. One of the rooms contains an incredible cigar-band mosaic, depicting life in Volendam and made from eleven MILLION cigar bands.

Practical Info

This small museum is jam-packed with information. A guide, dressed in traditional Volendams attire, will walk you through the museum. Volendams Museum is just a five-minute walk from the bus stop, making it an easy day trip from Amsterdam.

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Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Tour from Amsterdam

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Step back into the Holland of old at Zaanse Schans and the fishing town of Volendam on 5-hour afternoon or morning trip from Amsterdam. With an expert guide, ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $86.38

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