Follow the red line on the map and the walk described:
Volendam, an ancient fishing village on the ijselmeer, is known for its villagers in traditional costumes, sports, music and eel fishing. Take the time to enjoy the lovely walk past the bronze statues.
You begin at the VVV tourist office in the Zeestraat; visit the Volendam museum (icoon van plattegrond) next door to give you an idea of the village’s past. Cross the roundabout and walk up towards the dyke. Go down the stairs here and turn right under the viaduct and past the statue of the children Klaassie and Klaassie (a) (both boys and girls can be called Klaassie). Follow the route to the reformed church from 1658, a small wooden building with a brick foundation. Walk in the direction of the Fisherman statue (c). On the terrace of Restaurant Pieterman, enjoy a nice bite to eat and the view of the beautiful harbour. Walk along the Zuideinde to the harbour, you will first see the statue of Ootje (grandma) (d), the Fish market, a rare and well-preserved monument from 1934, then the statue of Bab (grandpa) (f) and finally the Praathuisje village meeting place, where you can chat to the local inhabitants. Before you turn left, you will see Hotel Spaander, which has a unique collection of 1500 19th paintings – well worth viewing! Continue your route through the Doolhof (Maze) which is the oldest part of Volendam. It owes its name to the fact that the building did not take place according to a clearly defined street pattern. Precisely because of this authenticity, Volendam attracted many artists and painters. Follow the red line and you will end your walk at the VVV tourist office.
The picturesque village of Marken used to be an island and has been connected to the mainland by a dyke since 1957. The houses here were originally built on terps, later also on stilts. Call at Sijtje Boes Souvenirs. Look fore a moment in the store Sijtje Boes Souvenirs and discover her life story.