Daytrips and holidays in the Netherlands

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City walk Edam

Discover Old Edam

Edam is a picturesque town above Volendam and has its fair share of historic buildings. From the 16th century, the cheese market has largely determined Edam's economy. During the walk you will discover the following: the first stone was laid for the Council House on May 18, 1737. As you enter, you will see the council chamber. The former alderman's hall is largely still in its original state. It is now used as a wedding hall. Continue your route along the waterfront. There you will see on your right the Swaen, a Lutheran Hall Church from 1740. After this, you will come to Bakhuis de Koophandel for export-quality cheeses made the artisanal way. On the other side of the water is the Parish of Edam and a beautiful historic home on the front harbor 135. You will arrive at the Edam Museum. A merchant's house famous for the floating cellar that rocks like a boat on the groundwater (1737). The Jan van Nieuwenhuizenplein is where the cheese market is held. You will walk past the corner of the Breestraat where you will encounter Hendrick de Keyser's oldest wooden house (1500). At the end of Grote Kerkstraat stands the beautiful Grote Kerk or Sint Nicolaas Church. A hall church in late Gothic style. Burials were made in the church until 1830. Then this was forbidden by Napoleon. Opposite the church you will see the Proveniershofje 1555 and the orphanage. The beguines there taught the youth and cared for the sick. The Kwakel bridge is one of the few remaining single-span seesaw bridges. Walk along the water a while longer and look at the beautiful merchant houses from days gone by.