Volendam is a river cruise port and town in Edam-Volendam municipality (North Holland, Netherlands), with population around 22,000. There is a regular connection (via ferries) between Volendam and Marken (Waterland municipality).
Originally, this was the location of Edam's harbour. In 14th century, Edam's inhabitants dug a canal to Zuiderzee (shallow bay of North Sea) thus removing the need for the original harbour. After damming and land reclamation, fishermen and farmers settled the new location, forming the new Vollendam (translated "filled dam") community.
Volendam is among Holland's signature tourism travel destinations, famous for its old fishing boats and traditional clothing still worn by many residents. Women's costume (featuring a high, pointed bonnet) is among the most recognizable traditional Dutch costumes, often featured on postcards. The town has a small clothing-themed museum where tourists can also have photos taken in traditional costumes.
The Edam-Volendam cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Edam-Volendam, Holland.
If you lose the Edam-Volendam location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.