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Culture

Besides Edam’s colourful past, the city also has a lively modern culture. Throughout the year there are regular concerts and exhibitions. The oldest jazz club in the Netherlands is in Edam. The Mahogany Club is based at the Strandbad and features jazz artists from around the world.
But it is at the end of August when the whole of Edam comes together to celebrate Waterdag. The city turns into one giant flea market where Edammers sell their unwanted goods to visitors from around North Holland.  Boat races, musical bands, and local neighbourhood parties add to the festive fun.  Waterdag marks when Edam was granted city rights more than 650 years ago.

 


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Fort near Edam
Edam
Fort near Edam
Fortress
Did you ever notice a grey structure or green hill set within the landscape? Chances are it's pa... 
Carillon
Edam
Carillon
Carillon
There are records of a church called the Church of Our Dear Lady on this site around 1350. The tower... 
Twin gables
Edam
Twin gables
Architecture
In the DOELLAND, at numbers 3 and 5, there is an example of "twin" gables. These 17th century step g... 
Kwakelbrug
Edam
Kwakelbrug
Bridge
The construction of this bridge is interesting: the counter-balanced overhead section is connected t... 
Oldest Wooden House
Edam
Oldest Wooden House
Architecture
Next to the bakery, on the corner of the Breestraat is the famous Oldest Wooden House of Edam. The l... 
Windmill Edam
Edam
Windmill Edam
Mill
The windmill of the Zuidpolder is a so called 'Grondzeiler' which was used for draining the ... 
Dam Square
Edam
Dam Square
Civil engineering structures
This is considered to be the town centre. Walk up onto the Dam and take a seat on one of the benches... 
The Cheese Weighhouse
Edam
The Cheese Weighhouse
Government building
The Cheese Weigh-house dates, as can be seen from the brightly painted facade, from 1778. Go inside ... 
Former Post office
Edam
Former Post office
Government building
The building was designed by C.H. Peters, architect of the city of Amsterdam, among other buildings ... 
Cheese warehouse De Koophandel
Edam
Cheese warehouse De Koophandel
Company building
Traditional Dutch cheese warehouse. On several of Edam’s picturesque canals,you can find several 1... 
Edams museum
Edam
Edams museum
Museum
The Coopmanhuys, which is part of Edam’s museum, is the city’s oldest brick house.  It was buil... 
Great Church or Saint Nicholas Church
Edam
Great Church or Saint Nicholas C...
Church
This Great Church, of cathedral dimensions, is one of Edam's proudest possessions. It is not kn... 
Proveniershof
Edam
Proveniershof
Government building
The Proveniershof or Proeve is a group of alms houses set up in 1555 by Jan Claeszoon Brouwer on the... 
Gemeenlandshuis
Edam
Gemeenlandshuis
Government building
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Dam
Edam
Dam
Bridge/Water lock
The DAM, incorporating lock gates, was built in 1544 on the orders of German Emperor Karel V.  In ... 
Ship-yard
Edam
Ship-yard
Exposition & Shop
The "Scheepswerf met helling" is the oldest shipyard in the Netherlands to still repair traditional ... 
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