Visit the Volendam Museum
A visit to the Volendam Museum should not be missed if you come to Volendam for a day. In this historic museum you learn everything about the history of Volendam in a fun, playful way. You will find an exhibition about historical interiors and you will see different Volendam costumes. By viewing artworks and nice old video images, you will have a good impression of the rich history of our traditional Dutch village as well. In this nice museum you will also find the Cigar-band House, a real full-size botter and various ship models. There are also different theme shows and various fun activities to attend.
What to see in this great Museum
The Volendam Museum is especially fun because it offers lifelike and authentic scenes from everyday life in the past. Walk through the street with authentic interiors of living rooms, a shop and a school classroom and imagine yourself in the old days. Admire Volendam costumes in full splendour and follow our history. If you visit the Volendam Museum, you will of course also visit the famous cigar band house. Here, you will find beautiful mosaics of no less than 11 million cigar bands, glued on by a Volendam monk. View the many collected images of buildings, artworks, windmills and other typical Dutch symbols. This will be a fantastic day!
Artworks and cinema
History comes to life in the cinema room of this great museum. Here you can see impressive images of Volendam from 1915 to the present. Watch the fun videos with authentic images about life in the past and see how life used to be. Journal fragments, private recordings, video programs and documentaries provide a good impression of the history of Volendam. Learn more about the habits and customs in daily life and see how people used to live. In addition to the cinema, the artworks are also interesting. Here you can discover many Volendam paintings, drawings, sculptures and art photography made from 1800 onwards.