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Trips to Amsterdam from London
Tour from Amsterdam:
Volendam & Marken
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Travel / Tours / Netherlands / Volendam
Visit Volendam in the Netherlands (Holland)
     
Sections:
Introduction
  Cheese making
  Clog making
  Windmill
  Land use
  Harbour
  Canal
  Crafts
  Further information
  Links



INTRODUCTION

Photos from a trip to Volendam in the Netherlands. It is easy to make a half-day or full-day excursion there from Amsterdam - these tours usually include visits to a cheese farm / clogmaker and to one of the windmills in the area.

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CHEESE MAKING


Traditional Dutch lady's costume

Local varieties of cheese

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CLOG MAKING


Start with a block of wood ...

... carve it into shape ...

... and make it hollow for your feet


Souvenir clogs can be engraved
with a name or message

Make sure you choose
the right size of clog!

Traditional man's costume
in the Volendam area

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WINDMILL


A working windmill
at Katwoude, near Volendam

Take care not to walk
too close to the sails

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LAND USE


Sheep and cattle graze
on the green grass

Cycling is a popular means of transport
on the flat land

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HARBOUR


Fishing boats used to gather in Volendam's harbour:
these days there are yachts and tourist boats

The "Marken Express" takes tourists
to the former island of Marken

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CANAL


Typical view along one of the town's canals

Going for a walk along the side of the canal

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CRAFTS


Royal Delftware is sold in some of the shops

Lace is also a popular souvenir

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FURTHER INFORMATION

* Tours to Volendam
Excursions to Volendam starting in Amsterdam: click here

* Visitor information
Dutch tourist office: http://www.holland.com/uk
Volendam tourist information: http://www.vvv-volendam.nl
De Simonehoeve (clog and cheese factory): http://www.simonehoeve.com

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LINKS


Anderson Tours: Travel/Tours/Company/AndersonTours
Tours to the Netherlands: Travel/Tours/Netherlands
Useful links relating to the Netherlands and the UK: Links/Netherlands

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