Fort Edam
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Sylvia H. Falien
Delft, The Netherlands133 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Beautiful old renovated fort.
Part of the "Stelling van Amsterdam"
Some parts are still from the time of the fort, and the volunteers can explain anything pretty good (we had a dutch guide)
It's only open on wednesdays and some sundays.
But it's defo worth a visit.
Written 10 August 2022
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Jan_from_Atlanta
Atlanta, GA954 contributions
Jan 2020
Edam can be accessed via a short bus ride (runs frequently) from Amsterdam Central Stations. I bought the "Regional" transportation pass so used it to visit Harlaam, the windmills in Zaanse Schans, and Edam. My visit to Edam was in January, so very deserted and not much open. Known for it's Edam cheese, the only cheese shop I saw there was Henri Willig, a chain of Netherlands cheese stores and large producer. You can buy a three pack of their Polderkaas baby gouda rounds (380 grams/ ea X 3) for 16 Euros at the Albert Heijn supermarkets. The airport sells the same package for 20 Euros and o.k. to bring into the US. The prices in Edam were much higher. In July and August Edam has a "cheese market," The current cheese market is a reconstruction of the market as it was held in Edam until 1922, so it is a reenactment for tourists. The town is small, pleasant, and only a short ride up from Amsterdam. However, I would not put a visit there very far up on the "to do" list.
Written 20 January 2020
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Tweenkly
Malaysia373 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Take a long walk to find the spot. Miss the entrance. The spot has specific time with guide to enter the fort.
Written 10 September 2019
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CoppersKid
Beaconsfield, UK186 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
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 obviously take a joy and a pride in this wonderful piece of local history.

It is part of the fortifications put place by the Dutch to secure Amsterdam in the past, and it really is a feat of Dutch ingenuity, which makes the Dutch and their fight against water, so remarkable.

As we did not have time to complete the visit, it is certainly place that we will come back to again.
Written 6 August 2018
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 5 June 2018
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Alan P
Truro District, UK824 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 12 May 2018
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steve-norf
Norwich, UK157 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
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 around you can see for miles. We went on the cheese market day as it isn’t open very often. It closed at 15:00h thevday we were there and is worth at least 2 hours or more. It’s a 10 minute cycle ride from the centre of Edam but a much longer walk. It really is good value for the small entrance price.
Written 31 August 2017
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Austin Jun Fang
Shanghai, China724 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
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 few canals,nice church,friendly locals.The town is noted for cheese.You can buy some cheese as souvirnius.
Written 17 August 2017
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plime97
Brisbane, Australia14 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
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.
Written 27 June 2017
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belleretraite
Montreal, Canada7,963 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
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 : lovely buildings , nice churches , bridges over canals and a quietness quite surprising for a city of this size . A place to see !
Written 28 May 2017
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