Volendam is on the shore of the IJselmeer, a body of water north of Amsterdam. You can take a boat from Voldendam to an island village called Marken. Here's the harbor at Volendam. It was pouring rain that day and we huddled under an awning and had hot chocolate and cappucino. We took the boat to Marken and huddled inside the boat, and at Marken, we saw Dutch people in traditional dress and saw the houses they used to live in. Wooden shoes and box-beds nestled in the wall. Sorry, no photos because of the dismal weather.