Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide
For a wonderful three-day trip–bring your bikes:
Day 1: Volendam–a touristy, though still highly enjoyable, harbor community where residents are rumored to go about their daily business in traditional dress. (We saw only one man in such a costume, however.) There are lots of shops, boutiques, restaurants; several “old tyme” photo places with beautiful, traditional outfits (this would make a great Christmas picture); a wonderful museum (next to the VVV) depicting life a century or so ago; a small, but informative cheese farm/museum; and pretty neighborhoods to walk or bike through. Spend the night (and the next) at the Hotel Spaander (tel: 029-936-3595) on the harbor and soak up the hundreds of fabulous paintings gracing the lobby, restaurant, and hallways. The hotel has a heated indoor pool and offers a filling breakfast.
Day 2: Get an early start and drive up to
Day 3: Ride your bike three miles to the neighboring town of