Dutch in Edam

De Fortuna

Amid oil paintings, bay windows and buffed leather seats, this charming restaurant at the De Fortuna hotel serves light lunches (gourmet sandwiches on artisan bread, grilled seafood, croquettes and salads)....

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...

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...

Cheese in Edam

Kaaswinkel Edam

Along with stocking the town's namesake cheese, Kaaswinkel Edam has an adjoining deli/shop where you can pick up picnic ingredients including bread and wine.

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...

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.