Edam

Famed for its cheese, this former port town is home to several notable historic landmarks as well as a wonderful peaceful atmosphere.

Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. The name Edam originates from a dam on the little river E or IJe where the first settlement was located and which was therefore called IJedam. Edam is famous as the original source of the cheese with the same name. The old town centre, within the borders of the old city walls, is nowadays protected by the government, both the main structures and architectural details. A number of notable buildings survive in good condition. Edam held commercial cheese markets till 1922. Since 1989, the cheese market in Edam has been revived as a re-enactment for tourists.
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