Cheese Market Edam

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mike a
Yorkshire, UK5 contributions
Sep 2021
Charming little town with beautiful old buildings. Great to walk around and explore dutch architecture
Written 22 September 2021
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DQShaw
York, ME1,345 contributions
Jun 2019
Cheese and Edam, Edam and Cheese the two just go together. Beautiful little town. Loved the architecture and people. A must do in the Netherlands.
Written 31 October 2019
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Melissa L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates83 contributions
Aug 2019
Some people may get put off because they think the crowds will be too big at the traditional Edam cheese market, but please do not let that stop you! What a treat to be whisked back in history as you embark on the old traditional cheese market. You must pay for parking €4, but there is loads of parking and many car guards directing the traffic and where to park. It is a short walk through the gorgeous town down to the cheese market. It is only open 1 day a week, on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Greeting your eyes when you get there is a colourful display of traditionally dressed cheese farmers and their families - so delightful to see the little clog scarf tie and the kids wearing clogs and traditional dress. You have an option to buy a cheese ball; and I would highly recommend it, at €15 I felt it was a good price for creamy, delicious cheese. From time to time horse drawn carts parade through; either 1 or 2 beautiful black Friesian horses. We were also treated to a drive through by an old car. Seeing the cheese farmers running around with cheese on their boards (or sometimes children!) is such fun. And if you wander off in the direction of the big church (where for 50c you may use clean loos), you can see the cheese farmers row their cheese in and then offload the cheese. Thrown 2 balls at a time, the cheese is caught by waiting merchants who load the board and then jog down to the market. Definitely not to be missed! There are loads of coffee shops or restaurants in the vicinity should you wish to grab a cuppa; as well as nice tourist shops.
Written 30 August 2019
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Amirberm
Netanya, Israel23 contributions
Aug 2019
Very small town with very nice and interesting experience to see all that cheese and the way they used to trade.
The city is very small and not too many other attractions.
Written 21 August 2019
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VSattui1232
Port Saint Lucie, FL3,159 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We visited on a Wednesday during the summer which I understand is the only day of the week the town puts on a cheese market show. Everyone is dressed in costume and demonstrate how the cheese was brought to market. A fun show for the whole family. We were there at 10:30 AM and the show was underway. Very interesting and entertaining.
Written 5 August 2019
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AlWF
North Shields, UK171 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Twice weekly during the summer, this proclaims to be one of the few remaining cheese markets in The Nederland’s. It’s a spectacle, family friendly, short enough to be done by lunchtime and embraced by the whole town. I’m not sure it’s the only way cheese is brought to the market, it’s probably ‘hammed up’ a bit for the crowds but it makes you smile.

Short enough to be enjoying a quiet coffee by 2pm.
Written 30 July 2019
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Kenneth C
Venice, FL106 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We have visited several Cheese Markets in The Netherlands and enjoyed this one. Smaller than some but friendly and the locals dress for the parts they play. Kids were very cute in their historical costumes and the Adults looked realistic. The beauty of Edam is a strong enough reason to visit even without the market show. Our photos of the streets, canals and buildings has our friends saying they are postcard professional. Wonderful colors and architecture. We will visit again next trip.
Written 28 July 2019
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FredYin
Hong Kong, China973 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Visited on a weekday, it was very quiet on the square with the occasional tour group. Not much happening around here, classic Dutch countryside and it’s very serene if you’re into that.
Written 23 July 2019
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martin G
88 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Although the cheese moving, bartering and trading are just for show, it does give a very good glimpse of traditional life in Edam. In addition, there is commentary and explanation of what is going on, in Dutch, English and German, which helps to understand the whole process. Well worth a visit. Only takes place on Wednesdays in the months.
Written 13 July 2019
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Lauren M
Orange, CA6 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Go in July or August from 10:30am-12:30pm, the traditional dress is very fun and the kids liked to see it. we only spent about half an hour there though.
Written 10 July 2019
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