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Dutch tourist town Volendam by drone

Dutch tourist town Volendam by drone. Like you’ve never seen before!

This short video clip shows us the Dutch tourist town Volendam by drone. The video is less than two minutes long but the first-person-view delivers an experience, unlike anything you have seen before.

This spring the replica of the Halve Maen, the ship that Henry Hudson sailed up the Hudson River in 1609, is docked in the harbor of Volendam which makes this drone video even more special for people who appreciate a little bit of history.

The video was posted on Facebook by Sander Sassen, who said the following:

“Normally tourists flock to the city of Volendam and it gets really busy during the Easter holidays. Not this year though, not with the global pandemic. Granted it gave me a bit of an eerie feeling flying there, as normally this would simply not be possible, but sometimes you’ve just got to seize the opportunity!”

The FPV video was shot with a Mojo drone and a GoPro Hero 6. Enjoy!

In this video you’ll see Volendam in normal times with actual tourists.

About Volendam from Wikipedia:

Originally, Volendam was the location of the harbor of the nearby Edam, which was situated at the mouth of the IJ bay. In 1357, the inhabitants of Edam dug a shorter canal to the Zuiderzee with its own separate harbor. This removed the need for the original harbor, which was then dammed and used for land reclamation. Farmers and local fishermen settled there, forming the new community of Vollendam, which literally meant something like ‘Filled dam’. In the early part of the 20th century it became something of an artists’ retreat, with both Picasso and Renoir spending time here. The majority of the population belongs to the Roman Catholic Church, which is deeply connected to the village culture. Historically, many missionaries and bishops grew up in Volendam. Today there is the chapel of Our Lady of the Water, which is located in a village park.

About the Halve Maen from Wikipedia:

Halve Maen (English: Half Moon) was a Dutch East India Company vlieboot (similar to a carrack) which sailed into what is now New York Harbor in September 1609. She was commissioned by the VOC Chamber of Amsterdam in the Dutch Republic to covertly find a western passage to China. The ship was captained by Henry Hudson, an Englishman in the service of the Dutch Republic. In 1909, the Kingdom of the Netherlands presented the United States with a replica of Halve Maen in order to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Hudson’s voyage; the replica was destroyed in a fire in 1934. Fifty years later, the New Netherland Museum commissioned a second replica.

Photo: Sander Sassen

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