Volendam is one of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands , and not because I say so, but in the country itself they promote it that way. For example, in the central station of Amsterdam it says the same thing on a sign, and it is that seeing how it is there is no doubt that it is a beautiful place with a lot of charm. It coincides with many other Dutch cities in having many colorful houses in front of the port, and it also highlights the green of its landscapes and how interesting almost anything you see in its streets is.
It is about 25 kilometers north of Amsterdam , so if you are going to be in the capital you should reserve a day to make a getaway to Volendam, it will be worth it for sure. By bus it is a journey that takes around 40 minutes, so it is not a long time and the reward is to get to know a fascinating place. The most striking thing about this city is its great color, which combines wonderfully with the sun that exists almost all year round.
It is the most attractive of the city thanks to the color of its little houses, and it is also the most lively area of the city. It is one of the most important Dutch ports thanks to herring fishing, and in front of almost all the little houses there are small boats moored, which gives rise to a very picturesque landscape. In many of the shops in the port area, the shop assistants wear the typical costume , which gives the place much more charm. The port is pretty much the only interesting thing when you visit Volendam, although the alleys in the rest of the city are beautiful and very charming.
Since you are going to get to Volendam, it is highly recommended to also go to Marken, a small town that is only 6 kilometers away and you have to go by boat . The journey is very short but you will find one of the most beautiful cities in the whole country. Between Marken and Volendam there has always been a lot of rivalry in all aspects.