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Day out with children in Volendam

Kids activities in Volendam

Are you looking for great destinations in the Netherlands, where you can take your children for a day? Then Volendam should undoubtedly be at the top of your list. In this authentic old-Dutch fishing village is much to do for the young and slightly less young. Volendam is a symbol of the history of the Netherlands, the old Dutch culture and architectural style. During a day in Volendam there is a lot to experience and learn. We have listed our favorite outings with children in Volendam for you.

Photo with costume

They say fashion always comes back. That’s why a costume party shouldn’t be missing from a trip to Volendam with kids. Every child (and parent) can dress up in traditional costumes at Fotograaf Volendam. You will receive a photo as a reminder of an educational and fun day out in Volendam with the kids. Marken Express has put together a special Family day out package that combines this activity with a boat trip to Marken.

Book your tickets here for a complete family outing in Volendam.

3-D Volendam Experience

If you want to dive a little deeper into the history of Volendam, we have mapped out the perfect day. The Volendam Experience package includes a return boat trip to Marken, photo in costume and a 30 minute tour at Experience Volendam. The kids will be shown around the museum by a hostess, dressed in a traditional attire. At the end of the tour it’s time for a ride in the time machine. Take a seat in the boat and look 360 degrees around in the past of Volendam, with the 3-D virtual reality glasses.

Book your tickets for the Volendam Experience package here. 

Cheese farm Volendam

When you visit Volendam, you must visit the cheese farm Simonehoeve. The farm is open every day and they have free guided tours on the farm and in the clog factory. At the farm the cheese-maker shows how the tastiest cheese is made and explains everything about the ripening process of the different cheeses. And of course you can also taste it! Afterwards, the kids can take place in a clog decorating workshop, where they get to know everything about how wooden shoes are made. Next to the farm is a large playground, where the children can have fun playing.

Cheese Factory Volendam

If you and your kids haven’t finished learning about cheese by then, the cheese factory is the place for you. In the cheese factory the history of the most popular dairy product in the Netherlands is brought to life. During the free tour you will discover where our cheese comes from, how it used to be made and how it is produced today.

Woltjes Backery

On the dike of the harbor of Volendam you will find the world’s most famous treacle-waffle bakery. Visit Woltjes Backery and watch the demonstration, where they explain how they bake treacle-waffles. As well as baking, there is of course also a tasting! The Woltjes museum is located in the same building. Here you can experience how the citizens of Volendam used to live. In short, Woltjes Backery is the perfect location for a fun and educational outing for parent and child in Volendam!

Recreation Park Slobbeland

Right next to the old harbor in Volendam, located on the Markermeer, is recreation park Slobbeland. In the park you can relax as a family after all those activities! For the kids there is plenty to do in recreation park Slobbeland, they can play in the water or in the playground. There is also an outdoor swimming pool to cool off. With this beautiful view of the water and the boats coming in, you’ll completely unwind.

Volendam Museum

For an educational outing with children in Volendam, you should visit the Volendam Museum. The museum is located near the port of Volendam. During a visit to the Volendam Museum both parent and child can get acquainted with the rich history and folklore of Volendam by seeing and doing. There are changing exhibitions, themed exhibitions, film screenings and a demonstration of how old Dutch costumes were made.

The Volendam museum is closed during the winter months.

Boat trip to Marken

The peninsula of Marken is not very well known among tourists and therefore the ultimate place if you want to visit a piece of untouched Holland with your children. During this beautiful trip starts in the harbor of Volendam. Sail over the Gouwzee while the kids listen to an audio guide that tells them more about the history of the island. They can also get a coloring picture and colors. In the Captain’s bar you can order some tasty treats and drinks. In short, an outing with children in Volendam is complete with a boat trip to Marken.

Book your boat tickets easily online, this saves time!

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