Although Volendam has always been known as a fishing village, it contains several authentic craft shops. J&J Slagerij (Stationstraat 5) is a butcher shop where you can really taste the butcher’s love for the profession. Even though the shop can be found in the centre of Volendam, this popular shop is still one of the best kept secrets of Volendam.

Want to take lunch, dinner or have a drink in a relaxing environment? At the edge of the Amsterdamse Bos (forest), surrounded by nature and overlooking the rowing course you will find Grand Cafe de Bosbaan. An excellent terrace, fresh and tasteful dishes and one of a kind in Amsterdam: free parking!

Want to visit Amsterdam in a different way? Park your car at the brand new movie museum EYE: the spectacular eye-catcher situated on the IJ. The spacious Arena with a bar and restaurant offers a panoramic view over the water and the city. Watch a movie or buy something special in the museum shop. The ferry can take you across the water and within two minutes you will be at Amsterdam Central Station.