Volendam Off The Beaten Path

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    some great farmhouses close to Volendam

    by globetrott Written Apr 11, 2015

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    We have passed by some really great villas / farmhouses in the traditional style, when driving from Zaanse Schan to Volendam and finally to Edam. Some of these former farmhouses had the high roof that was used in order to dry the hay inside.
    In my last picture: And another interesting fact about some villages that we drove through: when-ever there is a canal / gracht in front of the house, there is of course a separte bridge for each and every entrance !

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    dont miss Edam, when you are in Volendam

    by globetrott Written Apr 11, 2015

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    Edam is a tiny town close to Volendam and it would be a pity to miss it, when you are exploring Volendam ! Edam is the home of the most famous cheese of the netherlands and it might be an interesting combination to go there as well, when you visit Volendam. Edam was the other place that was part of our halfdaytour that we took from Amsterdam and it was a surprise for me that Edam is just a small village with maybe 6000 inhabitants, although it gives the name to most probably the most famous type of dutch cheese.
    Calculate about 1 hour at least to walk through the village and see the most interesting sights !

    dont miss Edam, when you are in Volendam dont miss Edam, when you are in Volendam dont miss Edam, when you are in Volendam dont miss Edam, when you are in Volendam dont miss Edam, when you are in Volendam
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    Zaanse Schans is just 20km from Volendam

    by globetrott Updated Apr 12, 2015

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    Zaanse Schans is just 20km from Volendam and it is one of the most scenic openair-museum of old farmhouses, windmills, shops etc. that I saw so far in the Netherlands. The openair-museum is open for visitors for free. Only at some of the houses and some of the windmills you have to pay a small entrancefee, but there is also a "Zaanse Schan Card" available that includes all of them for a total price of just 10 Euros.

    Read more about it on my Zaanse Schad - page !

    Zaanse Schans is just 20km from Voolendam Zaanse Schans is just 20km from Voolendam Zaanse Schans is just 20km from Voolendam Zaanse Schans is just 20km from Voolendam Zaanse Schans is just 20km from Voolendam
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    Some fortifications of WW II close to Volendam

    by globetrott Updated Apr 11, 2015

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    This was quite an unusual and spooky thing to see right in the middle of the peaceful landscape on our way from Zasnse Schans to Volendam: some remains of fortifications built during the WW II.
    We just passed by it in our tourbus and I made these photos through the bus-windows.

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    Kindergarten children in traditional costume

    by Martin_S. Written Dec 31, 2006

    In the Volendam museum we just happened to catch a group of kindergarten children dressed in traditional Dutch costumes. What the occassion was I could not determine from the people in the museum, so we just enjoyed watching.

    Kindergarten in traditional costume, Holland
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