Things to see and do - Edam
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Edam Travel guide
Edam : Michelin's recommendations
Once a working port on the Zuiderzee renowned for its shipyards, this large cheese centre is a small, peaceful and charming town. Edam is dominated by a tall bell tower: the Speeltoren , the remains of a church demolished in the 19C. The town is crossed by canals still lined with some 17C houses. Edam cheese resembles Gouda with its smooth cover but is differentiated by its yellow ball shape covered with a red wax finish.
Tourist attractions Edam : Things to see and do
Damplein NL - 1135 Edam
In the center of the city, crossed by the Voorhaven canal, this large square is dominated by the town hall (the stadhuis. The town hall, built at the beginning of the 18 C, is topped by a bellturret. A pretty house (ca. 1530) shelters a small municip..
Kaasmarkt NL - 1135 Edam
The public scale (Kaaswaag) was located in this square. Cheese used to be weighed there. Decorated with painted panels, this building is occupied by an exhibit on the manufacture of cheese. It is here that, in summer, the traditional spectacle of the..
Westerweg 60 NL - 1445 AD Purmerend
Hampshire Golfhotel Waterland is located in a rural area only 20 minutes from Amsterdam. Its 45-holes golf course has beautiful ponds and woodlands. The hotel rooms are spacious. Each has a seating area and large windows. In the morning, an American..
Keizersgracht 1 NL - 1135 AZ Edam
Lovers of fine food can enjoy the luxurious ambience of this auberge-style hotel complete with comfortably upholstered chairs, chandeliers and an imposing fireplace. Chef Lunter's eye for detail is in the cuisine, which while not lavish, is certainly..
Spuistraat 3 NL - 1135 AV Edam
The café and restaurant have old wooden beams and Dutch paintings on display. Waterside terrace.