Traditional Dutch Costumes of Volendam, NL – Great Grandparents & Myself

Jan de Witt & Caske de Jong © Frank H. Jump

Jan de Witt & Caske de Jong © Frank H. Jump

In Volendam © Frank H. Jump

Volendam in 1967 © Frank H. Jump

Above is a picture of my great-grandmother with her second husband in costumes of the Volendam region of North Holland. I’m guessing this was taken after the war (WWII) circa 1948. Below is myself in typical Volendamse klederdracht (translation) or traditional clothing. I found a great website that gives audio examples of all of the dialects spoken in the Netherlands. To my ear the differences are vast but to the unfamiliar ear, it may all sound like Dutch to you.

This posting is the first of a number of postings from the photos my mom dragged out of her closet. Out of the closet and into the scanner!

4 responses to “Traditional Dutch Costumes of Volendam, NL – Great Grandparents & Myself

  1. These are great, Frank! I love how there’s a windmill backdrop, just in case you didn’t know they’re Dutch.

  2. Hendrika Overkleeft-Fullerton

    Hi, I have the identical back drop picture of myself age two with my parents in 1948, so cool to see your’s as well. Hendrika

  3. Gek eh? Voor iedereen is er ‘n traditioneele foto te neemen.

  4. Crazy eh? For everyone it is a traditional photo to take.