Gouda is world famous for its cheese, syrup waffles, pipes and earthenware. Wander through narrow picturesque streets, discover interesting museums or stroll on over to one of the most beautiful market squares in Europe! You will find us in the Goudse Waag at the Markt (the central market square). Here, you can choose from a variety of street plans and walking and cycle routes. The staff will gladly tell you about Gouda and provide information about its culture, history, night life, overnight stays, shopping and fun activities with children. The center of Gouda has 200 mooring places in total. Look here for the most up-to-date information when you come to Gouda by boat (in dutch).
The Gouda Cheese Market is a spectacular historical and nostalgic scene.
Weekly on Thursday, starting from Apr 2, 2020, until Aug 27, 2020
Not on 21 May
Start time: 10:00 – End time: 12:30
Farmers negotiate over the price with the traders in front of the Waag (the Weighing House). The deal is still sealed with a handshake, as it has been for centuries. The cheeses are delivered to and from the market on wagonettes and weighed after the sale in the monumental Goudse Waag building.
De Goudse Waag is a historic building dating from 1668 which houses a museum that can tell you all about the history of De Goudse Waag and the products that were weighed and traded here. We also offer various options for welcoming small and large groups in conjunction with a visit to the museum. A museum shop with delicious real Dutch cheeses and a variety of delightful traditional Dutch souvenirs can be found on the ground floor of De Goudse Waag. More on http://goudsewaag.nl/en/
On the market square, right in the cultural and historical center of Gouda, is the famous City Hall. This special building with the distinctive shutters and its unique chime has a long history. Built in 1448 as an administrative center the building was used in many different ways, including for example law and as a meat market. More on gouda.nl
About St. John inlet falls silent at the sight of the majestic space with 72 world-famous stained glass windows. The experience only gets stronger when you wonderful light through the ‘Dutch Masters’ sees invade. It is the beginning of an impressive discovery along biblical and historical scenes of human emotions. More on https://www.sintjan.com/
More information on https://welcometogouda.com/