Volendam, an old fishing village on the IJsselmeer, is known for its costumes, sports, music and eels. Take the time for a nice walk along the bronze statues.
You start at the tourist office on the Zeestraat next door is the Volendams Museum which gives you a glimpse into the past of the village. Follow your walk up the roundabout towards the dike. Here you go directly down the stairs and turn right under the viaduct. You walk past the statue of the children Klaassie and Klaassie (a) (both boys and girls are called Klaassie). You continue the route to the reformed church from 1658, a building built on a brick base made of wood. Walk towards the statue of the Visserman (c). On the terrace of Restaurant Pieterman you can enjoy something tasty with a view of the beautiful harbor. You walk along the Zuideinde to the Harbor. Rent Events is the place to be for customized outings and events. At the Port you will also first see the statue of Ootje (grandma) (d), then the fish auction, a rare and intact monument from 1934, the statue of Bab (grandpa) (f) and finally 't Praathuisje you can have a chat with old Volendamers. Before you turn left, you will see Hotel Spaander. The unique collection of 1500 19th century paintings is definitely worth a visit! Continue your route through the maze. The oldest part of Volendam. It owes its name to the fact that the buildings were not built according to a well-defined street pattern. It is precisely because of this authenticity that many artists and painters came to Volendam. you follow the red line and end at the tourist office.
Marken is a beautiful island that has been connected to the mainland by a dyke since 1957. The houses were originally built on residential hills, but later also on stilts. Have a look in the shop of Sijtje Boes Souvenirs and discover her life story.