Edam: a Tour around the Birthplace of Cheese

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 2.3 km
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Duration 1h
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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Hosted by Bureau Tourisme Laag Holland
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Admire the peaceful surroundings of Edam
  • Learn about the past ages of Edam's wealth
  • Explore cheese trade through historical sites
  • See the famous cheese with your own eyes
Demonstrating the finest example of the butterfly effect, this tour will tell you how a simple act of making cheese can change a town dramatically. This is what happened to Edam, which flourished in the times when the trade of its famous cheese was immense. Start your exploration at Voorhaven, the first harbour to provide the process of cheese export, where even cattle was transported by farmers within a tiny space. After that, go on to gaze at Kassmarkt, the very market where cheese was weighed and sold. For a stroke of luck, you just might end up in the hustle and bustle of the market while cheese is being traded, and even buy some! On your way, you will be reminded by every site that Edam breathes trade. Marvel at Sint Nicolaaskerk, the church named after Saint Nicholas, patron saint of chandlers and merchants. Passing by the Edam Museum, consider going inside: if you do, you are bound to get gripped by the curiosities it offers! As you make your way further, the crooked shape of Speeltoren is sure to catch your eye, and you may even hear the music produced by the old carillon. Find yourself among multiple warehouses of Nieuwehaven, the New Harbour that will tell you the history of trade in their own wording before you conclude your walk by going back to Voorhaven. Immerse yourself in the unique spirit of trade in Edam, the town whose former wealth, even nowadays, is amazing!

What's included

  • Insight on where to buy the very Edam cheese
  • Advice on magnificent places to take photos at
  • Hints for further exploration of the town
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Museum excursions
  • Church performances and concerts
  • Food and drinks
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Voorhaven 81, 1135 BN Edam
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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