Things to do in the area
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There’s plenty to do around IJsselmeer and Edam. The town of Edam is world-famous for its cheese, historic town centre and picturesque buildings. There are also many other character towns and villages to explore.
Come and taste some cheese!
Edam cheese market
Traditional costume and more
Step back in time
Wander through a town from the era of the Dutch East India Company
In the area
You can visit the historic IJsselmeer towns of Enkhuizen, Hoorn and Monnickendam, or explore the Zaanse Schans area with its windmills. Edam lies in the heart of the Northern Holland landscape, only 18 km from Amsterdam, our vibrant capital (great bus connections!). There are cycling routes near the campsite, which give you a great way to explore the countryside of Northern Holland.
Weekly markets & cheese markets
- Tuesday: Purmerend
- Wednesday: Edam
- Saturday: Volendam
Traditional cheese markets
- July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16, 23
- from 10.30 to 12.30
- Saturday August 12: Evening cheese market from 20.30 to 22.00
Edam: "Waterday" August 19, street market with various activities
Edam: City Fair, August 31 to July 3