Edam is a city with a rich history. It began in the 12th century, when farmers and fishermen settled along the little Ye river. With that 'Yedam' was a fact.The most obvious association with the name 'Edam' is 'cheese'. For centuries the well-known round Edam cheeses have been sent from this litte town to all corners of the world.
Small travel gems: Volendam and Edam, Netherlands
Volendam (Dutch pronunciation: [?vo??.l?n.?d?m]) is a town in North Holland in the Netherlands, in the municipality of Edam-Volendam. The town has about ...



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41 Edam Reviews

"Day trip to villages Edam, Volendan and Marken"
If you are looking to spend a day outside Amsterdam to see Dutch landscape and traditional villages, probably the best choice is to take a trip to...
Written by janii456, 8 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Marked walk near Purmerend: Forest and Dike route"
This attractive walk of 16 km, called Bos en Dijkroute (Forest and Dike route), takes you through the small forest of Purmerend, and along a dike. Parts...
Written by Pijlmans, 10 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Side Trip To Edam"
Edam is a small town about 20km southeast of Amsterdam and is an easy bus ride for a trip out of the city. When I visited on a weekday in winter, it was...
Written by AnnS, 12 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Around Amsterdam"
Favorite thing: If you are fed up with Amsterdam you can travel around using public transport bus, tram, subway....
Written by tweetycaro, 14 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Edam Cheese Market"
This was kinda a tourist trap but I was glad I went. This is a working cheese market in Edam, where everyone dresses up in traditional Dutch clothes and...
Written by Boca24, 15 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"You must cycle through the..."
Favorite thing: You must cycle through the mean streets of Edam - just kidding, it was absolutely lovely, very quaint...
Written by Jillworld, 16 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Amsterdam is famous for its..."
Amsterdam is famous for its cheeses. We see it always in postcards and in travel books. Amsterdam's EDAM cheese is well known worldwide. In the...
Written by birgitte, 16 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Kinipela6's General Tip"
Fondest memory: Well, My fondest memory is really in a place just outside of Amsterdam called Edam. Definatly visit this...
Written by kinipela6, 16 years ago on Virtualtourist
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