After the the closing of the commercial cheese market in 1922, where farmers from the neighborhood came sell their cheese, the market of Edam again revived in 1989. With the willing cooperation of over 90 volunteers and financial support of Beemsterkaas the market has become a major tourist event. The market is now enlivened by the play of an old Dutch street organ and especially by the tones of the Edam cheese chapel, the Edam cheese market has quickly become an important tourist event.
The opening and closing of the cheese market day is done by the ringing of a bell. This sound is generally done by a special domestic of foreign guest, such as famous artists, singers or people parliament, ministers, European commissioners, writers, representatives from the sports and entertainment world and others who in some way made their contribution. A speaker explains in three modern languages what happens on the cheese market.
During 2015 Cheese markets will be held on the following Wednesdays (from 10.30 – 12.30 hrs):
|Wednesday July 1|
|Wednesday July 8|
|Wednesday July 15|
|Wednesday July 22|
|Wednesday July 29|
|Wednesday August 5|
|Saturday August 8: evening cheese market||Unique Old Dutch Market starting 17.00 hrs
Cheese market from 18.00 till 19.00 hrs
Evening market from 20.30 till 22.30 hrs
|Wednesday August 12|
|Wednesday August 15||Waterday Edam|
|Wednesday August 19|