Volendam, North Holland, Netherlands

Volendam (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈvoːlə(n)ˌdɑm] (listen)) is a village in North Holland in the Netherlands, in the municipality of Edam-Volendam. The town is twinned with Coventry. Volendam is a popular tourist attraction in the Netherlands, well known for its old fishing boats and the traditional clothing still worn by some residents. The women's costume of Volendam, with its high, pointed bonnet, is one of the most recognizable of the Dutch traditional costumes, and is often featured on tourist postcards and posters. There is a regular ferry connection to Marken, a peninsula close by. Volendam also features a small museum about its history and clothing style, and visitors can have their pictures taken in traditional Dutch costumes.

Volendam, North Holland, Netherlands 
<b>Volendam, North Holland, Netherlands</b>
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Volendam has a population of over 22,000 people. Volendam also forms part of the wider Edam-Volendam municipality which has a population of over 35,000 people.

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