A visit to Volendam really should include a picture in traditional costume. It has been that way for a long time and will remain so. But why is it so popular?
In the first place, because having a picture taken together is fun! Especially when everyone is trying on his or her costume and getting dressed up. All our costumes are crafted with historical accuracy. For a brief moment, you will be standing in the history of Volendam yourself – in wooden shoes! When everyone is ready and smiles for the camera, the picture is taken: a lasting memory of your visit to Volendam and its colourful local costume.
Foto De Boer started photographing visitors nearly a century ago and three generations of De Boers have taken pictures of over a hundred thousand people from all over the world. Join them, for this picture you can’t take yourself!
Bachelor party, company outing, day trip with friends, club or association, anniversary? A picture in Volendam costume fits any programme. It also offers a tangible and lasting memory of your fun day out.
We can easily take group photos of up to 60 persons. However, we would like to ask groups to book in advance, so we can give our full attention to everyone in the group. Helpful assistants will await you and turn you into real ‘Volendammers’.
They’re grown up before you know it.
Wait any longer and we’ll be too late.
These are the words of parents that captured childhood in a unique series of photos. The charming pictures will please grandparents as well, especially as a surprise gift.
If you would like to have your child or children photographed, just come along. There is no need to make a reservation.
Now and then we ask for permission to display a photo in our shop window. Just like the pictures of celebrities, everyone enjoys pictures of smiling children in costume.
Volendam is famous, receiving over a million visitors each year from the Netherlands and other corners of the world. Europeans, Americans, Indonesians, Ghanese, Ecuadorians, New Zealanders and many more nationalities, one thing all visitors have in common; at our studio, they all become ‘Volendammers’.
Our shop window displays pictures of national and international celebrities and always gets a lot of attention. When visiting Volendam, be sure to have a look yourself!
Who will you find there? Amongst others Marco Borsato, Edwin van der Sar, Gordon en Joling, Jan Smit, Larry Hagman (Dallas), Gijs Staverman, Georgina Verbaan, Gabriella Sabatini, Hennie Huisman en Danny de Munck.
>Having a picture taken with the children or the entire family is a much appreciated event. The fun of dressing up is a memory to cherish for grandchildren, children, parents and grandparents alike. A precious picture in costume takes you back to that shared experience over and over again.
For your family photo, just walk into our shop. If you’re with more than 10 persons, we recommend you make a reservation.
Do you think having your picture taken is expensive? Think again! You only pay € 7,50 each (group of 10 persons). Listed below are our prices, based on the most popular sizes of 13 x 18 cm and 20 x 30 cm. Prints on larger formats are available as well, for instance 30 x 45 cm and 50 x 75 cm. Please contact us for information. For € 6,- we store all the photographs taken on a USB flash drive.
Do you have a question or would you like more information about your picture in costume? Call or mail us, we’re happy to help.<br>One of our photo studios is on the ground floor and easily accessible for wheelchair users. <br>This studio has capacity for 25 persons. We offer extra assistance for wheelchair users when dressing up, if required.