No more waking up in Amsterdam , about 08: 00h in the morning, the first thing I did was open the curtains of our extensive window and see the time we had. Again we were lucky, it was a fantastic day, marred only by bursts of air coming and going from time to time.
Once arranged down to breakfast, we wanted to be ready at 09.00h because that was when zarpábamos bound to Volendam , where we arrive about 12.30pm. So we spent those 3½ hours walking around the ship, watching the wonderful scenery and enjoying the few rays of sunshine on deck.
Volendam is a fishing village located 20 kilometers northwest of Amsterdam , between Edam and Marken . It was founded in the fourteenth century near the port of Edam .
On this scale was optional boat excursion to Zaanse Schans . In our case as we had already visited the first day we opted to stay in Volendam where nothing dock at its port, I could see the precious little town I had before my eyes. ” How nice, how nice, how nice !!!!!
I landed totally excited to see him, my eyes went from place to place seeing its many colorful shops full of colors where you can find the most typical of this country, clogs, cheese, etc …
Walking through its streets is a delight, watching from anywhere its beautiful promenade and numerous bars where you can take any of the typical food without losing a detail, everything that happens around you …
After a first contact with the village we turn to its innermost part to visit the Museum of Volendam , where you can see the history of the city, its costumes, customs, etc …
We continued to take little walks in this pretty village, meeting between channels with the church of St. Nicholas, where we spent some time looking inside
Again we returned to the harbor area where in addition to its many shops on the main street can visit a cheese factory, which make you a presentation of their manufacturing process and where you can buy different types of cheese, in addition to taste them . The shop itself is a cheese museum itself and its derivatives, this is specifically a huge and colorful that you’re glad the eye and the palate after tasting its excellent cheeses.
Another of the shops that caught my attention are shooting where you can rent traditional Dutch costumes worn by its inhabitants on occasion and take a picture with them to have an original souvenir. You will also find shops all over the place … sabots
Another option you have is to catch a ferry to take you to the beautiful island of Marken , where you can see an idyllic village in the purest Dutch style. The price is about 10 euros return and duration of about 30 minutes each way. This time we could not get this ferry, but hope to have the opportunity to return to remedy.
Currently he Volendam living from fishing and tourism, in fact the streets were crowded with tourists. The approximate number of inhabitants is 20,000.
At 5:45 p.m. we had to be back to the ship, because at 18.00h zarparíamos to Hoorn , our next stop.
With great sorrow I said goodbye to Volendam hoping to return someday to enjoy this charming Dutch village.
Like every night we managed to dinner and chat with our table mates, with whom later would enjoy a party in the main hall.
Date Posted: January 29, 2016
I would like to apologize to my english speaking readers since this website was initially built in spanish language and after receiving numerous requests I have decided to translate it into English. This article have been translated automatically, so some meanings may not be completely correct, but I think it’s enough to share my experiences with my readers.