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Volendam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Volendam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Civic Centers
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Casselberry, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We visited Volendam as part of our Avalon River Cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. There were lots of shops to visit and cafes to sample Dutch cooking. Defiinitely a touresty place, but not obnoxiously so. We only had a couple of hours to spend, but wished we had more time. Hopefully we will get a chance to come back some... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A lovely fishing village with typical Dutch houses and attractive marina. Have a look at the souvenir shops and marina then look beyond this and stroll trough Volendam very Dutch village with it's canals and many traditional little pull bridges and old fisherman's houses, if your there on a Saturday there is a big street market, then enjoy some great... More

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Central Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Our bust our took us here for a lunch visit. I had memories if such a place when I was last in the Netherlands as a child in 1966. French fries with tartar sauce and raw herrings are the only snack to have. Picturesque but all souvenir shops. Still a nice waterside village to visit and stroll about.

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Ra'anana, Israel
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

a lovely fisherman's village with quaint houses and a popular marina, .Apart from the usual tourist attractions, the village promotes the local industry with fish restaurants and cheese shops.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Volendam is known for its old fishing boats and the traditional clothing. The women's costume of Volendam, with its high, is one of the most recognizable of the Dutch traditional costumes. The place was great, do not miss it if you visit Amsterdam

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Canastota, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Volendam is a dated vessel that does have a retro appeal. The staterooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable. There is only one outlet in the room so I suggest you bring a surge suppressor. Most activities are geared to the retired crowd, as are the restaurants. The entire ship closes down by midnight. There is a small casino that... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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170 reviews 170 reviews
86 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Whilst in Amsterdam we did a bus tour to Volendam to see the windmills, town and the scenery. We were not disappointed. It was a great place with many things to see and do. If you have time, do it.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was our first attraction visit on our 11 day tour of Europe with 19 teens and 9 adults. I highly recommend this village for a cute, touristy visit to a Dutch seaside town. I felt totally confident sending out my teenagers (in groups) on their own in the village for shopping and lunch. They had a blast. Lots of... More

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Tangerang, Indonesia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not my first time here but always enjoy Volendam. Try to walk from an end to another, go to have lunch in one of many restaurants there after taking pictures in Dutch traditional outfit. Love it!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Charming fishing village located about 30 mins bus ride from Amsterdam central. It is filled to the brim with tourist, but still we enjoyed the scenery and the sights of the cute houses in Volendam. Worth a visit, especially since it's one of the destinations in the 10 euro hop on hop off Waterland bus ticket.

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