Edam attractions

Museum in Edam

Edams Museum

Furnishings, porcelain and silverware spread over three cramped floors of Edam's oldest building, dating from 1540. Its floating cellar is a remarkable pantry that rises and falls with the river's swell to reduce st…
Church in Edam

Grote Kerk

The 15th-century Grote Kerk bears witness to the vagaries of Dutch weather. Its 32 dazzling stained-glass windows bearing coats of arms and historical scenes were added after 1602, when the church burnt to a cinder …
Factory in Edam


Sample 30 different cheeses at the wonderful and barely commercial Gestam, a warehouse for regional producers established in 1916.
Historic Site in Edam


In the 16th century Willem van Oranje bestowed on Edam the right to hold a Kaasmarkt, which was the town's economic anchor right through to the 1920s. At its peak 250,000 rounds of cheese were sold here every year. …
Historic Building in Edam


On the western side of Edam's Kaasmarkt stands the 1778 Kaaswaag, the cheese weigh house, which has a display about the town's chief product.
Historic Building in Edam


Leaning over Kleine Kerkstraat about 100m south of Grote Kerk, the Speeltoren is all that remains of the 15th-century Kleine Kerk.