Edams Museum

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brian t
Southend-on-Sea, UK516 contributions
Oct 2019
Dont miss this "crooked old museum" nor a walk around this small but historic town with its impressive church, old streets and a history of flooding! because of this the buildings cannot have cellars! with a fluctuating water table, there is the square with its old cheese auction house and lovely architecture, a second church with its wonderful bell tower which rings every 15mins, so much to see just watch your step as the roads and streets have very irregular surfaces!!
Written 8 October 2019
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Kublakate
Ramsey, MN147 contributions
Sep 2019
With your 5 euro (cash) ticket, you can tour this historic house as well as 2 rooms of paintings across the street. It's really the house that you'll want to see, but you might as well check out the art afterward if you have time.

There is a (free with ticket purchase) audio guide which I recommend. Each audio explanation is about 1-5 minutes and explains an item or room feature. There are quite a lot of audio checkpoints, so it will take about 2 hours if you listen to every one and visit every area of every room. If you only listen to the explanations you're most interested in, you should still figure on spending an hour here. Without the audio guide, you could be done in 30 minutes, but you would have missed a lot of the museum.

As mentioned in other reviews, the kitchen has a floating cellar which is an interesting feature you shouldn't miss.

There are 2 flights of stairs. People with mobility issues will only be able to experience 1/3 of the museum.

The lady at the front desk was very friendly and we had a good time here. We would recommend this attraction to teens and older who have the attention span to listen to the audio guide. Younger people might have fun for about 20-30 minutes looking at the old fashioned house.
Written 4 October 2019
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cc1Canada
canada350 contributions
Aug 2019
I loved the floating basement and the effective use of heat and daylight. If contemporary developers would be this innovative. You may get so caught up reading about the art and antiquities and the people involved that you don't understand how the house evolved. No worries, the outstanding use of glass and the utilization of cooking heat in more than one way are plenty to see and learn about for one day. The staircase to the 4th floor is quite something.
Written 18 August 2019
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Marlies
Purmerend, The Netherlands66 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Great museum, divided in two buildings
Extensive audiotour with lots of information
Welcoming staff
Nice temporary exhibition
Written 10 July 2019
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SednabytheSea
Amsterdam, The Netherlands26 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
First of all make sure you get in at the right time. If it's too busy just stroll around beautiful Edam some more and come back later. One moment the house is full (and less enjoyable) the next you have it almost all to your self. The size of it will make you realize how we've 'expanded'. I was especially impressed with the floating cellar (that I almost missed). When in the kitchen watch out for the small steps to the cellar that is actually a floating 'container' that could rise and sink with whatever level the sea demanded. What an invention! Pushing the cellar slightly with your foot you realize how people have been dealing with the perils of Water in every way and how intimate the relationship with the powers of nature in those days has been; ship and house suddenly seem more related than diverse.
Written 8 May 2019
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Meghan S
New York City, NY57 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Very interesting museum in Edam's oldest house. The couple that worked there were very sweet and interesting to chat with. I was the only one visiting at that time, so I had the house basically to myself. There were really interesting artifacts and exhibits about the way people lived 400 years ago, interesting art on the walls. The main draw is a floating cellar that one of the guides took me too. You can jump on the floor and it bobs up and down as it is over a canal. It was a very unique experience you are not likely to experience elsewhere.

I arrived to Edam from Amsterdam at 9:30 am, so the streets were very quiet and peaceful and not many people were out and about. I bought the Stroll through Edam brochure from the TI which was interesting, but led me to overspend my time in Edam by a few hours! The people of Edam are very friendly and sweet.
Written 9 August 2018
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robert v
London, UK60 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
The floating basement is a must, very interesting as a house but you will never see this basement room floating on the water in your life !
Written 30 July 2018
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atrevida
Cambridge, MA183 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
This is a nice museum in an Edam house right in the center of town, illustrating the history of Edam. The building itself is an attraction, laid out still like a house with bedrooms with box beds and a hole directly into the chimney for grabbing a midnight snack, a kitchen, a garden, and a really cool floating cellar that goes up and down with the water level. On top of this, there are several interesting exhibits across the two buildings, well-described by the audioguide, about the history of Edam, with its cheese, ceramics, and colorful local inhabitants (like the 450-pound man, the mayor with his long beard who donated all of his money to an orphanage, and the 9 foot tall lady). A very colorful museum, well worth a visit if in town.
Written 9 July 2018
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Bjornjens
Norway13 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Went here while mainly on a trip to Amsterdam. As a single day visit this town is a welcome change of pace from the tight packed streets of the capital. Even so, the day I was here it was July 4th, first day of the annual cheese market so about as much tourists as this place can get I imagine. Both houses which makes up the museum were open and are perfectly preserved both as far as architecture goes and furniture, decorations etc. Very interesting look at how people of old Holland lived as well as a very nice history lesson centered on Edam.
Written 7 July 2018
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reformguy
Minneapolis, MN116 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Great access to a very old house. You are allowed to walk through each room. Very well restored and maintained. We bought cheese down the street from a chesse market that has been around 600 years!
Written 28 June 2018
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