A peek into Volendam's past

The Volendams Museum offers visitors an interesting assortment of art, life-size dioramas and fascinating artefacts. Its collection includes works by celebrated painters like Henricus Rol and Edwin Austrin Abbey, along with more unusual items like 19th-century fishing vessels and antique uniforms. One of the museum's cornerstones is a series of large mosaics comprised of over 11 million cigar bands. This elaborate art project began in 1947 and was moved to the museum in 1995.