Edam is nice traditional place at the Markermeer and belongs to the commune of Volendam and Marken. Enjoy the picturesque facades and small waters with characteristic drawbridges.
Every wednesday in summer Edam organizes a cheese market. A special gest will open the cheese market by ringing the bell. And then the show begins.
Farmers bring their products to the market by small boats. Chees carriers bring them on barrows to the market. They walk with a special cheese carrier dribble to keep the barrow as stable as possible. On the market traders inspect the cheeses. They knock on it and take a piece with a special scoop so they can smell and taste it. Then the price is determined. Cheese carriers bring the parcel to the Waag where it is weighted. There after, the cheeses go on transport in a traditional way. Lovely cheese girls let you taste real Dutch cheese and of course you can buy it.