A to Z of Postcards – Z is for Zuiderzee in the Netherlands

Z is always a tricky one in an A to Z.  I thought about it, racked my brains and eventually remembered that in 1979 or thereabouts I went to Amsterdam and the weekend included an excursion to Volendam on the Zuiderzee.

Volendam is a popular tourist attraction in the Netherlands, well-known for its fleet of old fishing boats, pretty gabled wooden houses and the traditional clothing still worn by some of the older residents. The women’s costume of Volendam, with its high pointed bonnet, is one of the most recognizable of the Dutch traditional costumes, and is the one most often featured on tourist postcards and calendars.

It is rather like a theme park actually, with little in common with reality,

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14 responses to “A to Z of Postcards – Z is for Zuiderzee in the Netherlands

  1. I too have visited here


  2. If I remember rightly some of your best reflection photographs were taken here


  3. Well, it looks quite interesting, but presumably mega touristy now


  4. Not a place I’ve visited…yet. Our only Z’s on our “at least one night” list are Zabljak and Zagreb.


  5. Very pretty. I really feel another trip to the Netherlands coming on.


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