Volendam is a quaint fishing village about 30 minutes from Amsterdam. Art Hotel Spaander is a hotel which served as an artists’ colony to artists from all over Europe, America and England, who were seeking everyday scenes to paint. They were drawn by the costumes worn by the fisherfolk which still represents the national dress of the Dutch in tourism literature.
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Here are some photographs to get you started:
A mural in the washroom (yes, no typo) of the Spaander Hotel, of a girl wearing the typical costume of Volendam with the long dress and pointed bonnet.
More washroom art.
Traditional dress of the fisherman in Volendam.
More paintings in the Art Hotel Spaander.
Leendert Spaander’s portrait amongst the paintings left by artists who could not pay their bills.
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