After touring Zaanse Schans, we took a quick walk through the picturesque town of Edam.
Yes, you thought right; Edam is the home of delicious Edam cheese.
The town is famous for their cheese market, which was held until the 1920's. The tradition has since been revived in the summer as a tourist attraction. The cheese market wasn't going on during my September visit, but I did see a wagon filled with wheels of fake cheese sitting outside of the historic building where the market was held.
Visiting Edam on a Sunday morning, meant a quiet stroll through the village, which was a virtual ghost town. The homes are beautiful, with a wide variation in architectural styles. My favorite part of Edam, was the pretty canals that snake through the town.
As we approached the town center, we discovered the people of Edam having Sunday brunch.
We took a quick look inside of the Edam Town Hall, built in 1737. There is also a small museum in Edam, but we didn't have time to visit it. If you're in the area, make sure to add it to your itinerary.
Our last stop in Edam was the Grote Kerk of Sint Nicolaaskrek (St. Nicolas Church), built in the 15th century. It is currently undergoing extensive renovations, but we were able to enjoy the brilliant stained-glass windows.
I'll end with this last shot of Edam, a walkway by a canal. Isn't it gorgeous? My bags are packed and I'm ready to move to Edam!