Bungalowpark Het Verscholen Dorp

Volendam, Edam and Marken - a colourful day out

Are you craving a day of Dutch delight?

Then visit the charming fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, and the historic town of Edam, all located just a stone's throw from your bungalow park. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of these vibrant towns, taste the local delicacies like creamy Edam cheese and savory stroopwafels, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery during this fun day trip. 



Experience Traditions & Charm

For those familiar with Volendam, its picturesque harbors are an iconic sight. Perfect for a relaxing stroll and savoring delicious fresh fish, a staple in this historic fishing village. As expected in a fishing town, finding delicious fresh fish here won't be a problem. Along the harbor, you'll find several restaurants and cafes offering waterfront seating and beautiful views of the Markermeer.

Of course, Volendam is more than just fresh fish and the harbor. Traditional costumes are one of the things it's most known for. If you want to experience what it's like to walk around in traditional costumes yourself, you can rent them for a super fun and characteristic photo shoot.

Another recommendation is taking the ferry to Marken, a charming island village known for its wooden houses on stilts. Combo tickets are available to conveniently explore both destinations in one day. Follow this link for more information.



Step back in time on Marken's beautiful shores

More than just Volendam's neighbor, Marken is a picturesque peninsula in the Markermeer, offering its unique charm. Stroll down narrow alleys flanked by colorful traditional houses, reminiscent of a bygone era. 

Your combo ticket from Volendam unlocks a seamless journey to Marken by boat. Explore the village at your own pace, then head to the iconic lighthouse that has stood sentinel since 1839. Now a national monument, it offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Markermeer. Did you know? Someone calls this unique structure home, enjoying unparalleled tranquility (and peace from their neighbors!).

For a truly immersive experience, delve into the charming craft shops scattered throughout Marken. Discover authentic souvenirs handmade by skilled artisans, and witness locals proudly wearing traditional costumes. It's like stepping back in time, where heritage and craftsmanship thrive.



Where Golden Age meets delicious cheese

Complete your time-travel Dutch adventure in Edam, a town where historic architecture and well-preserved buildings transport you to the era of craft and tradition. Just like Volendam and Marken, Edam offers a glimpse into the Netherlands' rich past.

Indulge in the iconic: Of course, your Edam experience wouldn't be complete without tasting the world-famous Edam cheese. Witness the age-old techniques still used to produce this delicious treat. Immerse yourself in the Edam Cheese Market (every Wednesday in July-August), where the vibrant atmosphere is enhanced by traditional music from old Dutch barrel organs. At the end of the day, marvel at the charming sight of cheese wheels being transported by horse and cart to the warehouse.

Step away from the bustling cheese market and discover the town's peaceful side. Embark on a relaxing boat tour through the picturesque canals. Savor delicious local snacks and craft delicacies at one of the many outdoor terraces, soaking in the laid-back ambiance.


Your perfect holiday home on an hour's drive from Volendam ⤵