Edam's name is synonymous with Dutch cheese, and there's plenty of it to be found there. Among the city's 17th-century buildings are a cheese-weighing station and many places where you can taste or buy the famous cheese.
A visit to Edam can be combined with a stop in nearby Volendam, one of the most picturesque fishing villages in the country. Walk the dike, eat raw herring and observe people wearing the area's traditional clothing: women in old-fashioned dresses with aprons and big white-wing... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.