Sailing to Edam
Edam, the Cheese Capital of North-Holland. Formerly situated around a dam on the river E (or IJe), it grew and prospered through the cheese trade, fishing, and shipbuilding.
Cheese town, fishing and shipbuilding
Edam has had city rights since 1357, and what a city it is! The beautiful old centre is a sight to behold, and we always make time for a walk through it whenever the Orion moors in Edam harbour. Numerous wooden drawbridges, canals, centuries old buildings and the historical Groot shipyard make Edam the perfect destination for a day trip. In summer, the cheese market is a must-see on every Wednesday morning in July and August.
Sailing to Edam Arrangements
Sailing to Edam Arrangement:
10-14 persons €165
15-19 persons €122
20-24 persons €100
25-29 persons €86
30-34 persons €77
35-40 persons €73
From 10:00 till 17:00. Prices are per person and include the ship’s rent, crew, drinks, lunch and a guided tour of Edam.
Sailing to Edam Luxury Arrangement:
10-14 persons €185
15-19 persons €140
20-24 persons €118
25-29 persons €104
30-34 persons €95
35-40 persons €91
From 10:00 till 17:00. Prices are per person and include the ship’s rent, crew, drinks, pastry, extensive lunch, cheese and fish crackers and a guided tour of Edam.
Sailing to Edam Arrangement with dinner and 2-hour extension:
10-14 persons €219
15-19 persons €167
20-24 persons €142
25-29 persons €126
30-34 persons €115
35-40 persons €111
From 10:00 till 19:00. Prices are per person and include the ship’s rent, crew, drinks, lunch, guided tour of Edam and extensive barbecue.
Sailing to Edam Luxury Arrangement with dinner and 2-hour extension:
10-14 persons €235
15-19 persons €184
20-24 persons €158
25-29 persons €143
30-34 persons €132
35-40 persons €128
From 10:00 till 19:00. Prices are per person and include the ship’s rent, crew, drinks, traditional pastry, lunch, luxury cheese and fish platters, guided tour of Edam and extensive barbecue.
There is plenty to do for sailing enthusiasts to become one with the elements during your trip. Learn how to operate our helm, sheets, stays and leeboards, and help the crew to navigate. Depending on what you like, we can also keep you busy with tacking, and raise as many sails as wind and time will allow.
Less actively inclined passengers can relax on deck or in the saloon, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the fresh air and sunshine.
In case of rain, our saloon is there to keep everyone dry. And if the weather gets uncooperative we can shorten the sails to keep sailing safely. Should it suddenly get stormy, we can trust our engine to get us safely to port.
The Orion is waiting on the old harbour quay. We enjoy a lovely cup of coffee or tea and some delicious traditional pastry while we wait for everyone to arrive.
When everyone is there, we cast off, raise the sails and start our beautiful sailing trip to Edam.
We moor in Edam, and our guide is waiting to take us on a tour to discover the beautiful historical buildings. When we return, our lunch or barbecue is waiting for us to enjoy.
Our sailing trip ends, as we return to the harbour of Monnickendam, unless we have decided to anchor in a quiet spot first and return later.