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Wednesday, 18 July 2012



Edam - like Gouda - is famous only for its cheese (at least in the UK). Mild in flavour and wrapped in bright red or yellow wax, it was a childhood favourite of mine.

When we had chance to visit Edam, however, we found a charming, surprisingly beautiful town full of Dutch charm. I felt like I could happily move into one of the little waterfront cottages. And it seems virtually untouched by tourism - perhaps surprisingly, given that its most famous export is a household name.








Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

What a beautiful town! I'm rather fond of the cheese myself, and loved getting to learn more about its namesake through your wonderful photo tour!

Rachel said...

It does look like a beautiful town, well worth a visit!

Blond Duck said...

You go to the coolest places!

Charlotte Klein said...

Oh, these pictures are so lovely. My boyfriend is Dutch. Perhaps I can convince him to take a vacation here one day :) Thanks for sharing this and hope you're enjoying your summer, Rachel! XOXO

Leila Kennedy said...

You always have the most beautiful pictures!

Elizabeth Braun said...

It *is* pretty! You seem to have being 'doing Holland' quite thoroughly of late.=) Learned any Dutch??

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful place to explore! The cheese shop looks like a delicious place to visit.

Jules said...

What a stunning little place!

SavingsInSeconds said...

Wow, I want to go!! Your pictures are great. Thanks again for your travel posts.

Fly Girl said...

So lovely! This looks like exactly the kind of charming waterfront town I would live in as well.

Jacqueline said...

It is great to learn something about the town that makes Edam. It looks really lovely there.

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