Edam, Holland

Edam is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Its main claim to international fame is Edam cheese. Edam is part of the Waterland and Zaan Region.

Attractions in Edam include the Old Town Centre where there are a number of notable buildings including the Carillon, Edam Museum, the Town Hall and St. Nicolas Church. The Cheese Market is held on Wednesdays in July and August.

Things to See & Do

* Old Town Centre
* St. Nicolas Church
* The Town Hall
* Edam Museum
* Cheese Market

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Dutch
Population – 7,500 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +31

Port Location – The port at Edam is situated on the banks of Ijsselmeer Lake.

Transport Links – Edam is close to Amsterdam and some 25 km away from Schiphol International Airport. The main road to Edam is via the N247.

There is no train station, but from most major places in the country you can take a train to Amsterdam, Purmerend or Hoorn and take the bus from there. From Amsterdam you can take a regional bus to Edam.