A day in Volendam and Edam in The Netherlands and what I wore

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It’s fun to be a tourist in your own country so on this beautiful sunny day, my family decided to go and discover Volendam.

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Volendam is a local tourist attraction and known for its cute old harbour and picturesque settings. Unfortunately, it has become a bit too touristy for our liking so we really had to go off the beaten track to find some of its old charm.

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Like these pretty small canals.

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And the cute little houses.

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The pull-up bridges that still look cute but are no longer in use.

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A great back drop for my outfit naturally!

The outfit itself is pretty basic and not totally as planned. I had actually wanted to wear it with my gray moto jacket. Alas as it was hot indoors I forget to take it!

So we are left with my fabulous skirt from Porto and my super basic (but oh so versatile) blouse from H&M. The accessories finish the look and add more texture and color.

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A little bit disappointed with Volendam, we decided to go to nearby Edam as well, which is world famous for its cheese.

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Edam is smaller and not nearly as touristy as Volendam even though in many ways it’s prettier.

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It has beautiful canals and bridges….

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historic houses and plenty of lovely terraces where you can find all the Dutch on a sunny day…

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and cute cobblestone streets that take you back in time.

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Lovely little churches….

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old historic bridges…

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and picturesque views that would make for great postcards.

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Edam is tiny but I prefer it to Volendam and is a great afternoon trip if you are visiting the Netherlands as it’s not so far from Amsterdam.

Outfit details:
Skirt: Porto
Blouse: H&M (old) Similar on sale at Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale
Shoes: CK Calvin Klein (old)
Necklace: In Good Company
Bag: Cos

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