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So interesting

We came across this by accident, and we are so pleased that we were lucky enough that it was open... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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Such a peaceful and hassle free place to relax in

Compared to Amsterdam this area of Edam is just so relaxing and peaceful. The canalsides are a... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Alan P
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We came across this by accident, and we are so pleased that we were lucky enough that it was open. As it is not a Museum yo cannot use your Dutch Museum card to visit it. It is run by volunteers and local inhabitants who...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CoppersKid
Reviewed 5 June 2018

The fort is not always open, as it is run by volunteers/friends. Though it is a great architectural work, it's not such a big loss not being able to visit it. You have to walk around 2 km from the center of Edam.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ana L
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Compared to Amsterdam this area of Edam is just so relaxing and peaceful. The canalsides are a delight to just sit and ponder the world passing by on foot, bicycle and boat.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Alan P
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The volunteers here were very friendly and helpful. And there is a printed English copy of the guide available. The view from the top is interesting because although the top of the fort is only a couple of meters above ground level it’s so flat...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank steve-norf
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The town is quite small and quiet.It is quite close to Amsterdam.It took 30 minutes to get there by bus from Amsterdam central station.Everything here is cheaper and I did enjoy myself here.When Amsterdam is quite busy,the tourists can book the hotels in this town.A...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

To be honest we just stopped here when we went to Zaans Schans for some cheese but this town is veeery pretty. Also some nice cafes, a small museum, impressive rural churches and ofc amazing tasting cheese.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank plime97
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We have travelled north of Amsterdam to visit the villages of the Waterland , Markem , Volendam and finally Edam where we completed our journey . Edam is a lovely city famous for its cheese but has a lot more to offer for sightseeing :...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A small and peaceful town near Amsterdam. The town is famous for producing various kind of cheese that’s beloved by cheese lovers around the world but what impressed me most is the exquisite architecture, romantic and peaceful atmosphere. I feel like Alice in wonderland strolling...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Luong_Le
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Truth be told Edam is boring unless you are here to see the cheese auction. There is barely anyone up and about and all you see are typical Dutch houses that are very quiet and unoccupied. You will only see a handful of tourists out...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank re1na
Reviewed 5 April 2017

On our last day we made a snap decision to make the most of our regional travel ticket (having already been to Zaanse Shans the day before) We took the 314 bus from the bus station on the river side of central station. The bus...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank 1990Littlelottie
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