Only once a year they have a weekend with special Volendam Celebrations. We didn't know it was held this weekend, so we were very lucky. It meant much more costumes on the street then on other days, lovely live music, choirs and lots of other festivities. Of course I took pictures.
Here's an impression:
Want a boat? Anyone??
View from the terrace where we had our (first) coffee.
Getting ready to perform in a choir.
Sun, see and a tiny bit of sand.
Just like a post-card.
The IJsselmeer (IJssel-lake)
3 guys. Doing nothing. Just looking to their right.
Houses, just behind the dike.
Posing for the camera.
After we finished our visit to Volendam we made a short visit to Edam. A town which lies only a few kilometres away. It has a more historical towncentre and is very beautiful. We didn't stay long there. Just long enough for a short walk and a drink.
2 x Edam
My friend. Mistaking an Edammer Cheese for a bowling-ball..
(Parked car). Confident driver, dare-devil? Or just not aware of the fact that his car is about to be baptized?