Tag: The Netherlands

1 Day in Gouda – Make it Count

How to Get There

By train: Several trains per hour run between Amsterdam and Gouda, either direct or via Utrecht; travel time is around 55 minutes.

Gouda Cheese and Crafts

Stadhuis van Gouda

Gouda is a picturesque town in the Netherlands that is famous for its cheese, architecture, and cultural attractions. Here are some things to see and do in Gouda:

  1. Visit the Gouda Cheese Market – The cheese market is held every Thursday morning from April to September and is a popular attraction for tourists. You can watch as local farmers and traders negotiate the sale of large wheels of Gouda cheese.
  2. See the Gouda Town Hall – The Town Hall is an impressive Gothic building in the heart of the city that dates back to the 15th century. The building features a beautiful façade and a stunning interior.
  3. Explore the St. Janskerk – This is one of the longest churches in the Netherlands and is known for its beautiful stained-glass windows. The church also houses an organ with over 80 registers.
  4. Visit the Gouda Museum – The museum is located in a historic building in the city center and features exhibits on Gouda’s history, including its cheese-making tradition and artistic heritage.
  5. Wander the Canals – Gouda has a network of canals that are perfect for a leisurely stroll. You can also take a boat tour to see the city from the water.
  6. Try Some Gouda Cheese – No visit to Gouda would be complete without trying some of the local cheese. There are many cheese shops in the city where you can sample and purchase the famous Gouda cheese.
  7. Visit the Stroopwafel Museum – The museum is dedicated to the famous Dutch treat, the stroopwafel. You can learn about the history of the snack and watch as they are made on a traditional waffle iron.

Gouda is a charming and historic city that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in cheese, art, or just want to explore the city’s beautiful architecture, Gouda is definitely worth a visit.

Sint Janskerk

Gouda’s Museums

Where to Eat

Restaurant de Mallemole

Siroopwafelbakkerij van Vliet

In de Salon