houses along canal at voorhaven in old edam

Edam was a prosperous trading-port, in the 16th century. Located on the current IJsselmeer, it was the ideal places for the cheese market. Nowadays being held on Wednesdays in July and August.
One of the oldest houses, dating from 1530, in Edam is the leaning warehouse with the stepped gable.
Beautiful sights are its draw-bridges, like the Kwakelbrug, the tea houses and the summerhouses from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Highlights are also the late-Gothic Grote Kerk, the 15th-century town hall and the home for the elderly with it’s beautiful garden.

Edam is one of the most picturesque places to visit in Holland and is included in most of our private tours.