Harbor of Volendam
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Harbor of Volendam

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Relaxing a little in the harbor of Volendam and watching all the tourists there. Sitting here and standing there and enjoying the nice weather.

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A: kermis volendam

by Emile Duijker, 70 meters away

The Volendam fair "Kermis" is a big event for 4 days. It starts on frist friday of september.

kermis volendam

B: kermis in volendam

by Emile Duijker, 160 meters away

The Volendam fair "Kermis" is a big event for 4 days. It starts on frist friday of september.

kermis in volendam

C: 3js op de kermis in Volendam

by Emile Duijker, 170 meters away

The Volendam fair "Kermis" is a big event for 4 days. It starts on frist friday of september.

3js op de kermis in Volendam

D: Volendam

by claudio-agostini, 180 meters away

Once the harbor of the nearby Edam, Volendam is now a popular tourist attraction, famous for its char...

Volendam

E: Volendam

by Emile Duijker, 180 meters away

Volendam

F: Kermis in cafe motje

by Emile Duijker, 180 meters away

The Volendam fair "Kermis" is a big event for 4 days. It starts on frist friday of september.

Kermis in cafe motje

G: 3e klaphek festival in Volendam

by Emile Duijker, 600 meters away

The 3rd Klaphekfestival with this year theme Rock and Roll. It's a festival with local bands from Vol...

3e klaphek festival in Volendam

H: 3e klaphek festival in Volendam

by Emile Duijker, 620 meters away

The 3rd Klaphekfestival with this year theme Rock and Roll. It's a festival with local bands from Vol...

3e klaphek festival in Volendam

I: 3e klaphek festival in Volendam

by Emile Duijker, 620 meters away

The 3rd Klaphekfestival with this year theme Rock and Roll. It's a festival with local bands from Vol...

3e klaphek festival in Volendam

J: 3e Klaphek festival in Volendam

by Emile Duijker, 630 meters away

The 3rd Klaphekfestival with this year theme Rock and Roll. It's a festival with local bands from Vol...

3e Klaphek festival in Volendam

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