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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

History Museum
“Legend has it that the Volendam coat of arms is a compliment to the beauty of the Volendam girls! No wonder that a famous singer sang the praise of this characteristic Dutch fishing village in the words: "Anyone who wants to see the real beauty of Holland, goes to Volendam". As a result of its completely insulated location, this village preserved its character for six centuries, also because of the tough vitality of the fishermen. The characteristic small houses, which together with the canals and the drawbridges form the most picturesque spots, present the visitor an atmosphere of geniality and romance. Don’t forget to visit the Volendam museum with the ’Sigarenbandjeshuis’, where cigar rings are on display.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 2
“Volendam is well know for her beautiful harbour, traditional costumes and smoked eel. Edam will suprise you as one of the best kept secrets of the area. In the rural area just outside these historical towns, you find a typical Dutch landscape where peace prevails. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice restaurant on the waterside. In the summer you can also have a nice swim there and there are possibilities to do watersports. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“the best music café we know. Every Sunday from 5 till 8 live music from a rich variety and excellent quality followed by a jam session till 11 (free entry) on Wednesday you can eat fresh fried fish (sole) and a buffet with salads, vegetables and fried potatoes. you can also hire an electric open boat to sail the Edam canals from there. Also nice dinners on Friday night and concerts on Thursday. Sand on the wooden floor.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good Italian food for not too much money. In the summer they have a nice terrace, where you can eat outside.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Edam is a small town in the municipality of Edam-Volendam and is known worldwide for its cheeses. The tourist cheese markets are still held here in the summer months.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Café
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“The food is not cheap, but it's a nice place to sit and have a drink (wine!) and see the real fake Rembrandt "Nightwatch" in the back of the room. Beware: some of the waitresses can be a bit grumpy.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Kind aan huis. Goed en betaalbaar dineren, leuke mensen, geweldig uitzicht over de haven en de Gouwzee.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Van juli t/m augustus elke woensdag de kaasmarkt van Edam. Zeer de moeite waard om te zien hoe een kaasmarkt vroeger eruit zag. Met kaasdragers in originele klederdracht.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Prachtig middeleeuws koopmanshuis, ingericht als topmuseum. Bijzonder is de drijvende kelder.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Traditional cheese market in Edam. World famous cheese! Wednesdays in July and August there is a traditional cheese market. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“You can swim here in the IJssellake! And the location of the restaurant with its terrace gives you the feeling that you are in the Caribean!”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
  • 2 locals recommend
Off-Licence
  • 1 local recommends