The special character of the fisherman´s village of Volendam was already over one hundred years ago noted. Volendam was very popular around 1880, when painters discovered the charm of this village on the Zuiderzee. The time seemed to have stood still here and the lower class character that made the scenery and atmosphere inspired the artists ' colony in the first half of the 20th century.
The dike of Volendam with its many shops, restaurants and terraces, where hundreds of tourists daily enjoy the authentic atmosphere and the view of the harbor and the water. The maze where you are suddenly in quiet streets a hundred years back in time and the boats that sail off and on.
Volendam ... a village that was visited by famous painters from 1880 and immortalized. A village that was celebrated as the Pearl of the Zuiderzee. Its name appeals into our days worldwide to the imagination of millions of tourists.