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Open today from 10:00 until 16:30

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Mon Closed
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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Damplein 8
1135 BK Edam
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0299 - 37 26 44

De andere helft van de collectie van het museum is te bezichtigen in het stadhuis van Edam
The Edam Museum, is the oldest museum in North Holland and has two locations on Dam Square. This location is Edam's town hall.
Een tentoonstellingszaal van het museum
Museum exhibition hall
Het Edams Museum is het oudste museum in Noord-Holland
This is the location the merchant's house

Discover how a 16th-century merchant lived at the Edam Museum. Explore the period rooms in the city hall, the office with its money chest and payment table, and the cellar floor floating on groundwater at the merchant’s house.

The Edam Museum is the oldest museum north of the river IJ in the province of North Holland, and is therefore one of the oldest in the Netherlands. Housed at two characteristic sites in the old city, the museum illustrates Edam’s rich history, from shipbuilding, ceramics and architecture to renowned families and everyday life. The collection consists of paintings, engravings and items once owned by the family. The museum is housed in two separate locations:

The ‘Steenen Coopmanshuys’ (stone merchant’s house) – Damplein 8

Edam’s first merchant house built in stone dates back to 1540-1550. The building was purchased by the municipality in 1893 and turned into a museum in 1895.

Edam city hall – Damplein 1

Although Edam received city rights in 1357, the city hall only dates to 1737. It was built in the Louis XIV style: majestic, pompous and symmetrical. Part of the museum is located one floor up. The two grand period rooms offer a beautiful view of Edam as well as an annual temporary exhibition.


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