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Volendam

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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Livingston, United Kingdom
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280 reviews 280 reviews
158 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were on the final day of a coach tour holiday to the Netherlands and before returning to Imudgen to get our ferry to the UK we visited Volendam. It seems to be a lovely little place to live but I suspect that there are usually strong winds affecting the houses closest to the sea. During the two and a... More

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you fancy strolling round this very quaint old sea port, you will not be disappointed, its like taking a step back in time...the shop keepers wearing the colonial dress, and you can have your photo taken in their attire. Along the harbour side you will notice stalls selling food... sample the Paaling ( its baby eel ) a delish... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Having read some other people's reviews, yes it is quite touristy, but that's what we are! It made a nice trip out on the bus from Amsterdam! It was pretty busy, but relaxing at the same time. We decided to walk from Volendam to Edam along the scenic path. I thought it was worth the visit.

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A must visit when you go to Amsterdam. You can walk around the area, visit the windmills and even take a photograph wearing an old Dutch outfit. Pretty cool...

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Puerto Rico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Wow, just take a tour and visit this town to get a real feeling of what the Netherlands is about. Try the cheese, just delicious.

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Bangalore, India
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202 reviews 202 reviews
40 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Volendam is wonderful Dutch town close to Amsterdam. It is quiet touristy located on a very large lake ( looks like sea back water) . Lot of eateries , shopping in the street . Lovely houses all around. Good place to watch boats and yachts. Overall worth the visit.

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Singapore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I love those houses facing the sea, so peaceful and quiet. Volendam is the old town of Amsterdam. You can take photo with traditional costume here and done in 1 hour. The rest are souvenir shops and some fish and chip restaurant. I only like the view in this area. Its truly nice.

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Surrey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was another stop on a tour from a cruise ship. Wanting to see different parts to the city, we chose Volendam. It is a very touristy town but don't let that put you off. Bus loads of tourists seem to arrive constantly, but this is quite a large town and once you get passed the initial start of the... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very beautiful fising village. 15 min from amsterdam central station bus station. Bus 316 goes directly to volendam centruum. Return fare is €10 for unlimited travel in the waterland area. Tickets can be bought at amsterdam central bus station. Is takes 15 mins to reach volendam. One should try the fish and chips in the "de lanch" restaurent. Moooooooooost important... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nice little town. Good place for a lunch break. Had seafood from one of the shop by the pier (De Haven Volendam) for fairly cheap price. Got to see some cheese making demonstration and bought some souvenirs there.

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