Sail to Gouda and moor at one of the city’s 200 moorings. Explore Gouda on foot, all sights are within walking distance of each other. Wander through the picturesque streets, discover interesting museums or stroll through one of the most beautiful market squares in Europe. When you walk around the long Sint-Janskerk, you imagine yourself back in the Middle Ages. More on www.welkomingouda.nl
For centuries, Gouda cheese has been traded every Thursday on the Markt in Gouda. And just like in the old days, farmers and cheese merchants make a price by means of a ‘handshake‘. In addition to the world-famous cheese, you can enjoy stalls where stroopwafels and poffertjes are made and where old crafts are practiced. Every Thursday morning from the beginning of April to the end of August. More on www.welkomingouda.nl
Nowadays De Goudse Waag is set up as a Cheese and Crafts Museum. It tells about the history of cheese, the products that were weighed and traded here and how cheese is made. The Gouda Tourist Information Office is also located on the ground floor.
The famous City Hall is located on the market square, in the middle of the cultural-historical heart of Gouda. This special building with the characteristic shutters and its unique chimes has a long history. Built in 1448 as an administrative center, the building has also been used in many different ways over the centuries, including, for example, for the administration of justice and as a meat hall. More info on gouda.nl
The Sint-Janskerk in Gouda is famous for its series of stained glass. Of the 72 glasses, 61 date from the years 1530 to 1603: more than half of all sixteenth-century stained glass in the Netherlands. More on www.sintjan.com
You can moor at one of the more than 200 moorings in the city. PLEASE NOTE: During the Gouda Waterstad event, more than 150 historic ships moor in the center of Gouda. Then the city center is not accessible to other boats. More on: www.welkomingouda.nl
We are located in Woubrugge, in the middle of the largest water-rich area in the Netherlands. An ideal starting point to visit our historic cities, beautiful lakes and nature reserves from the water.