Visiting Edam, Netherlands
July, 2001

Randy and I visited Amsterdam, Edam, Wons, Marken, Volendam and a few places in between.
Edam was so charming with its gables, tiny streets, church bells, and, of course, canals, that I fell in love with it.
This historical town flourishes while preserving its rich heritage. This is a brief glimpse into Edam.

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Before leaving Florida I had come across the De Fortuna Hotel online - the photo looked so lovely, I had to make a reservation. I made the right choice. It was better than I had hoped. I couldn't get enough of their beautiful grounds, and the artwork exhibited in the restaurant. We ended up staying three nights.

The beautiful De Fortuna Hotel.
If interested in more about this  this marvelous place, please visit
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The garden behind the Hotel. You can't imagine the variety of flowers back here.
The tables on the left overlook the canal, always busy with wildlife.

Viewing down Spruistraat from the De Fortuna through its bridge.
Viewing up Spruistraat toward the center of Edam. A short walk brings you to the Spui Bridge and a view of the dam.
Outside our side window, overlooking the canal that was inhabited by swans and ducks.
Looking up at our back window, which overlooked the garden area. The dark day doesn't do the colors justice.

Inside the De Fortuna Restaurant, brimming with paintings and prints on Edam.
A wonderful dinner - took us 2 1/2 hours to finish!

Now, on to see Edam!

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