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.

Day trips

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

Weekly markets

  • Tuesday: Purmerend
  • Wednesday: Edam
  • Saturday: Volendam

Traditional cheese markets

  • July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 10, 14, 21
  • from 10.30 to 12.30
  • Saturday August 10: Evening cheese market from 20.30 to 22.00

Edam: "Waterday" August 24, street market with various activities

Edam:  City Fair, August 29 to July 2