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Old April 22nd, 2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Little Dutch Beauties - part 2 - Edam

Most of us associate the word Edam with delicious cheese. Not everyone knows that the cheese was named after the town of Edam.

I had a chance to explore that old (it received city rights in 1357) little Dutch gem while I was staying in neighboring Volendam in 2011.

Here are some pictures from the trips I took.



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Old April 28th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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Old April 29th, 2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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Great, amazing photos from that place can i ask for more if it possible?
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Old April 29th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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awesome, really beautiful photos...thanks for sharing.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 09:30 AM   #5
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 08:25 PM   #6
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Good job. But maybe you've put too much info about yourself there.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 11:14 PM   #7
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Cheers!
Well, thanks to that info I've been receiving lots of interesting e-mails from fellow photography/travel enthusiasts...
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Old May 4th, 2012, 07:48 PM   #8
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Lovely photos, Kam!

The Netherlands looks like such a blissfully idyllic place, especially these villages and smaller towns. I'm bummed I didn't get a chance to visit the last time I was in Europe. Hope to see more of your threads!
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Old May 7th, 2012, 05:08 PM   #9
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Lovely photos, Kam!

The Netherlands looks like such a blissfully idyllic place, especially these villages and smaller towns. I'm bummed I didn't get a chance to visit the last time I was in Europe. Hope to see more of your threads!
What struck me in the Netherlands was how harmoniously and peacefully people (CAN) coexist with the nature. Cows, sheep, etc. grazing on perfectly smooth fields just few meters off busy wide highways connecting big cities, tiny houses with beautiful gardens squeezed in between factory buildings, cities/towns taken over by city bicycles, streets and houses adorned with flowers, the overall level of cleanliness of towns and cities – these are some of the things I will be associating the country of tulips with.

What’s worth noticing is that many Dutch towns are not only aesthetically appealing (architecture, natural settings… ) but they are also soaked in history.
You can spot many centuries-old bas-reliefs on facades of buildings –reminders of the golden years of the Netherlands.
I can only kick myself for taking only a couple of pictures of them (in Edam and in Purmerend).

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The Dutch Empire grew to become one of the major seafaring and economic powers of the 17th century. In the Dutch Golden Age ("Gouden Eeuw"), colonies and trading posts were established all over the world. Dutch settlement in North America began with the founding of New Amsterdam, on the southern tip of Manhattan in 1614. In South Africa, the Dutch settled the Cape Colony in 1652. By 1650, the Dutch owned 16,000 merchant ships.

Many economic historians regard the Netherlands as the first thoroughly capitalist country in the world. In early modern Europe it featured the wealthiest trading city (Amsterdam) and the first full-time stock exchange.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 05:17 PM   #10
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I suddenly remember that I've been there a few years ago. I recognize the building and the bridge on the first picture of post no.10. I also noticed the bas-reliefs.
If I'm right, the church had nicely been converted into appartments.
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I suddenly remember that I've been there a few years ago. I recognize the building and the bridge on the first picture of post no.10. I also noticed the bas-reliefs.
If I'm right, the church had nicely been converted into appartments.
Unfortunately I don't know the history behind this building.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #13
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Old May 12th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #14
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VERY VERY great Pictures.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 01:29 PM   #15
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Thanks!

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Old May 16th, 2012, 01:44 PM   #16
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This thread is about Edam, so I think it's time I should finally cut to the chase... I mean to the cheese...

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Old May 16th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #17
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Is it just me, or are these buildings totally crooked? Is the soil very soft in this area of the Netherlands?

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Old May 16th, 2012, 10:05 PM   #18
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I noticed "leaning" buildings also 14 miles away from Edam - in Amsterdam. I'm not sure whether you can find them in other parts of Holland.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 11:37 PM   #19
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Nice thread and great pics, allthough your watermark is somewhat to explicitly on the pics.
Edam seems like a tipical Dutch little village: beautiful and cosy. And yes, I love the cheese!
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Old May 17th, 2012, 12:51 AM   #20
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Nice, typiucal dutch town. Will go to Holland next week!
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