Edam Tourism, Netherlands

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Edam (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈeːdɑm] ) is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Combined with Volendam, Edam forms the municipality of Edam-Volendam. Approximately 7,380 people live in Edam. The entire municipality of Edam-Volendam has 28,492 inhabitants. The name Edam originates from a dam on the little river E or IJe where the first settlement was located and which was therefore called IJedam. Edam is famous as the original source of the cheese with the same name.


Planning a vacation to Edam in Netherlands? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. When planning a trip to Edam, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Rotterdam. Attractions in Rotterdam include Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Popular vacation packages of Edam are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Edam*

  • Pollution Statistics in Edam

    Know the pollution level of Edam before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Edam: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Edam for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Edam.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.11 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 27.78 (Low)
    • Attacks 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 22.22 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 83.33 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30.56 (Low)
  • Living in Edam - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 80.21 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 18.97 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.67 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 83.59 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.3 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.45 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 143.12 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Edam

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Edam

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.07 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 17.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 98.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 88.31 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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    Daily Tour To Volendam, Edam, and Windmills from Amsterdam

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