Volendam is a historic fishing village in the Netherland famous for its charming harbor, traditional Dutch character, and authentic costumes. The best way to enjoy the town is by strolling through its streets. Walk past the many authentic Dutch houses, the harbor and De Dijk. Because Volendam is a fishing village, you cannot leave without trying some fresh fish. Enjoy some tasty fresh or fried local fish or try a typical smoked eel sandwich, sold in many restaurants or one of the stalls on De Dijk.Dive into the Dutch culture and have your picture taken in traditional Dutch clothing. Another thing Volendam is famous for is its music, the Palingsound (eel sound). Multiple famous Dutch musicians are 'Volendammers' and use this typical style of music. Visit the Palingsound museum to discover the sound and its musicians. Other museums to visit are the Wooden Shoe Factory where you can find out how the famous Dutch klompen are made. Or, if you are hungry, go to the Cheese Factory Volendam and learn all about cheese!