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From Openwaterpedia

Volendam is a Dutch town on the Markermeer Lake, northeast of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It’s known for its colorful wooden houses and the old fishing boats in its harbor, which is lined with seafood vendors. The Volendam Museum features paintings, sculptures and pottery from 1800 to the present, a gallery of traditional costumes and mosaics made from millions of cigar bands. The Palingsound Museum chronicles the local music scene.

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Ice swimming events are held in Volendam sanctioned by the International Ice Swimming Association.

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