• Edam

  • Edam

  • Edam Cheese Market

  • Edam


Anyone thinking of Edam often immediately thinks of cheese. The village is therefore world-famous for its Edam cheese and for the cheese markets that are held in Edam every summer. But Edam is more than just cheese. In this authentic village by the IJsselmeer, you will also find pleasant shopping streets and terraces. The cosy village is less than half an hour’s drive from the centre of Amsterdam.

Edam & cheese

Edam is famous for its cheese, which has been traded to all corners of the world for centuries. The cheeses are still ripening in special warehouses. In the summer months, there are the famous cheese markets, where visitors can enjoy this spectacle and taste the many kinds of cheese at various locations. But Edam is more than cheese.

In Edam, you can also visit the 18th century cheese warehouses where, of course, you can sample the products. Edam is an attractive historical village with a protected townscape full of national monuments and places of interest. Less well known but very special is the Fort near Edam, which is located just outside the centre. It is the best preserved fortress of the Defence Line of Amsterdam and you can visit it.

Tips for a day out to Edam

Edam is an ideal destination for a fun day out. The Old Dutch character of Edam is popular with many visitors. Edam is quieter than, for example, De Zaanse Schans. Below, we have collected the best activities in Edam:

Getting to Edam

Edam is only 25 kilometres from Amsterdam and is easily accessible by car and public transport. You can also book several tours from Amsterdam that go to Edam.

Travelling by car

Edam is easily accessible by car. In Edam, you can park free of charge. In the centre, there is a blue zone where you can park for 1 1/2 or 4 hours, provided that you use the parking disc. The free parking period is indicated on the signs.

Public transport

The best way to travel from Amsterdam to Edam by public transport is by bus (line 314). You can travel to Edam from Amsterdam with the Dutch Countryside Card. View the timetable on 9292.nl

Tours to Edam from Amsterdam

From the centre of Amsterdam, it is also possible to book an organised day trip. You will then travel by luxury coach to Edam. The tours to Edam depart every Wednesday and Friday in the summer months. On Wednesdays, there is a cheese market in Edam which is in the tour program on Wednesdays.

Tours to EdamPrice
Half day tour from Amsterdam€ 29,50Book now

Hotels in Edam

Edam and its surroundings are a wonderful holiday region. The rural character and the many possibilities for water recreation, for example, make for a versatile holiday. The lively centre of Amsterdam is only 20 kilometres from Edam. Check availability and current prices of hotels, b&b’s in Edam below.


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