How to introduce the Netherlands? A visit to Edam.
Thinking of Edam, your first association will be cheese. And of course, we are very proud of it.
Edam however, has many more to offer.
The city itself is a conservation area and it is wonderfull to stroll along the canals (called harbours), the streets and wondering old fronts dating from mostly the 17th and 18th century.
Just outside the city centre you can visit Fort Edam, part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam, with spectacular views on both the wetlands and the former Zuiderzee. From here you are nearby the Beemster Polder, dating from the 17th century, am exeptional example of reclaimed land in the Netherlands. Fort Edam and Beemster Polder are listed as Unesco World Heritage.
The neat city centre of Edam offers you classy shops, cafe terraces with a lot of atmosphere and a wide range of sights such as the Great Church (in its form the biggest in the Europe) with its stained glass windows, the cheese weigh-house and the museum.
Edam is known around the world for its cheese. In July and August you can visit on Wednesday the worldfamous cheesmarket.
After this impressive hustle and bustle you can easely slide in one of the best kept secrets: the calm in less than an hour from the capital city Amsterdam.
We recommend our organised City Walk or Circular Cruise with specialised guides to get an even better impression of our lovely city.
Enjoy your stay in Edam and we are looking forward to welcome you at the Tourist Office.
January 2 up to March 21:
March 23 up to October 31 :
Tourist Information Office Edam
PO Box 91
1135 ZJ Edam
Phone: International Access Code +31(0)299-315125