Volendam, The Artist Village
Hello, my name is Leendert Spaander. I was born in 1855 and died in 1955 and I am your guide for today. Allow me, as an art lover and owner of the famous hotel in Volendam, to take you back in time. We're returning to the year 1910, for a walk through this traditional fishing and artists' village. Yes, that's right; artists' village. You probably didn't know that. In my time, lots of famous painters visited Volendam and they usually stayed with us, in hotel Spaander. Probably the reason three of my daughters married painters and why my entire hotel is filled with paintings. But more about that later.Oh dear, the wind is picking up and it can get quite bleak here on the Zuiderzee, so we'd best get started. Would you like to walk with me to the lobby of Hotel Spaander? Click on 'start' and then I automatically tell you a few interesting facts during the tour. At the various sights along the way you can look at paintings in the app and occasionally take a quiz. Have fun!
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