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Volendam

This old fisher's village along the Ijsselmeer is famous around the world. Volendam is after Amsterdam the most important tourist point in this region. The traditional clothes are a main attraction and many tourists get their pictures taken wearing an original costume. Of course the village itself is an attraction. In the old Maze, the old town of Volendam with its fisherman houses and narrow canals, it's nice "to get lost". On Monday it's still washing day. Then the narrow streets are spanned with ropes on which the clean laundry is hanged. But for the most Volendam is associated for its eel. Freshly caught, baked, smoked, it's sold here in different kinds and sorts. From the 250 fishingboats about twenty are still use for catching fish. For watersport lovers Volendam is a great place for surfing. That can be done on Slobbeland. In the summermonths the harbour is visited by pleasure-boats. The Marken-Express brings visitors to the former island Marken.

Volendam
Volendam Washing Day   Volendam Photo in Traditional Clothing



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