Just 20 kilometers north of Amsterdam, located directly on the IJsselmeer, the former Zuiderzee.

A city born in the 12th century that will surprise visitors in a positive way! With no fewer than 177 national monuments, a host of attractions, exceptional specialty stores and hospitable restaurants.

The cheese town has a rich history of shipbuilding & merchant spirit. A city with characteristic facades, the Speeltoren with Carillon, the post office and special churches. But also the city with 27 bridges including the most photographed bridge in the Netherlands “the Kwakelbrug”.

In addition, Edam is a town with traditions and active inhabitants. These include the summer cheese markets (July & August), the Water Day with the largest free market in North Holland, the Music Day, the Piano Route, the Walk About Music, the Matthew Passion and many other activities.

Experiencing Edam is best done on foot. Stroll leisurely past the stately homes on Voorhaven and Nieuwe Haven or along the canals lined with former labor houses and city farms.

Visit the Grote Kerk, the largest hall church in Western Europe, with its stained glass windows, the cheese weighing house and museums.