Seedijck route

Edam-Volendam - North Holland - The Netherlands

Hiking route 177849

Provided by: Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland

10420 259
9.56 km
543 kcal
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Take a nice walk through and around Edam and discover the history of this pearl of Low Holland. Here you will find numerous monumental merchant houses that were built during the heyday of Edam. You also walk along the shore of the Markermeer.

On to Fort Edam
The starting point of this route is at a parking lot on the outskirts of Edam. From here you walk through the city center to open farmland and the sea dyke on the edge of the Markermeer. You will pass Edam's famous cheese market and the Grote Kerk. A little further you can take a look at the Fort at Edam, just outside the city. This fort was built between 1908 and 1913 as part of the Defense Line of Amsterdam. It is one of the best preserved fortresses in this area.

Historical gems
Then you walk through the center of Edam again. Take a look at the Edams Museum here to learn more about the rich history of Edam, admire the old Town Hall or imagine yourself in earlier times at Scheepswerf Groot, the only remaining shipyard in Edam. Your tour ends at the parking lot where you started your hiking.

Practical information
In the breeding season from March 15 to June 15, the Zeedampad is closed by the Zeevang polder. You can then follow an alternative route which is indicated with yellow stickers. This alternative path is 3.5 kilometers long and wheelchair accessible.
Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland

In Laag Holland are the rustic villages of yesteryear. While cycling you will find Dutch history in the beautiful straight polder lines and the protected city and village views. Low Holland is a national landscape. The Defense Line of Amsterdam and the Beemster have been placed on the World Heritage list by UNESCO.

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Pause places

Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.

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