Volendam is arguably the best known town in the province of Noord-Holland. This is where the biggest names in Dutch music come from. Every year, 2 million tourists come to admire the historical façades and traditional costumes and, not to forget, taste some fresh eel! The pubs and discos with their typical Volendam sound also attract many visitors. Experience it and discover the old town centre and its well-known harbour by yourself.
- Check in harbor
After getting acquainted with the crew over a cup of coffee or tea, the ship is made ready for a trip across Lake Marken. During the crossing you can help hoisting the sails or just relax and enjoy yourself on deck. When you arrive at the harbour of Volendam you will realise why so many came here before you.
Volendam is a beautiful fishing town on Lake IJssel. On the dike of Volendam you will find many touristic shops, restaurants and outdoor cafés. Here, every day hundreds of tourists enjoy the authentic, and yet contemporary, atmosphere and the view of the harbour and the water.
In Volendam you can choose to make a guided walking tour, to have your picture taken in traditional costume, to visit the Volendam Museum or to taste eel in the eel smokehouse. Take your pick from one of the activities or choose a combination of them, so you will discover all the high points of Volendam.
After the extensive visit of Volendam it is time to board your sailing ship again. The ship will set course for the harbour of departure, and while you breathe the fresh air and enjoy a snack and a drink you can have a sociable chat about your typically Dutch excursion!