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Things to do in Volendam

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
“A very interesting place situated at the shores of the Ijsselmeer, one of the largest lakes in western Europe.”
  • 130 locals recommend
Nature
“Make a boat trip to an other fischer village on a former isle in the IJsselmeer.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Edam is home to the cheese market on Wednesdays in high season. But also on other days this picturesque 'little Amsterdam' is worth a visit!”
  • 5 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
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. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Off-Licence
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Prachtig middeleeuws koopmanshuis, ingericht als topmuseum. Bijzonder is de drijvende kelder.”
  • 2 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
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
Museum
“A historical gem. The city center is full of well kept monumental houses and buildings. It's a great city to walk through or to cross the canals with a boat. Famous for it's cheese.”
  • 38 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
Restaurant
“The Secret of Edam. A nice restaurant with good local food in all kind of small portions (think: Dutch tapas) and Henk, the owner will entertain you if you want and tell you all about it!”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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
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
Café
“Kind aan huis. Goed en betaalbaar dineren, leuke mensen, geweldig uitzicht over de haven en de Gouwzee.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Secret of Edam. A nice restaurant with good local food in all kind of small portions (think: Dutch tapas) and Henk, the owner will entertain you if you want and tell you all about it!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Its about 30 min from Amsterdam, in the iconic fisherman's village of Volendam, the best restaurant with the best service ( trust me, i've tried them all ) open all day for hot meals.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the culinary business card of Volendam for over 150 years in a dreamy location on the IJsselmeer. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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