You must visit Edam!
Only 20 km north of Amsterdam, at the Ijsselmeer, the former Zuider Zee.
This city, founded in the 12th century , will surprise visitors positively. Edam offers 177 national monuments, many places of interest, specialist shops and hospitable catering establishments.
The cheese city has a rich history of shipbuilding & business sense. It has characteristic fronts, a play tower with carillon, post office and special churches. Besides, it has 27 bridges amongst others the most photographed bridge of the Netherlands “de Kwakelbrug”.
Edam is a city with traditions and active inhabitants. Activities: cheese markets (July & August), water day with the biggest unregulated street market of North Holland, the music day, the piano route, the Walk About Music, the Matthäus Passion and much more.
The best way to discover Edam is by foot. Stroll along imposing houses at the Voorhaven and Nieuw Haven or along canals with former working-class houses and city farms.
Visit the Grote Kerk, the biggest hall church of Western Europe with stained glass windows, weighhouse and museums.