Gouda say cheese!
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When you take the train from
The town is definitely worth a visit.
It has a lot of charm and a lot of old buildings and about 300 monuments.
Gouda is famous for its famous cheese, smoking pipes and its 15th century city hall.
This city takes the name from the van der Gouda family, who built a castle along the Gouwe river.
In the middle of the city, there’s The Waag, the old weigh-house for cheese traders.
Now it’s a national monument across from the old city hall.
Now there’s a museum in it, called “The
You can book a guided tour on request if you like.
On the market square there is the city hall, a unique construction boasting late-gothic and Renaissance elements.
It’s really great and many married couples were photographed here.
If there are no weddings you can tour the City hall between 10.00 and 12.00 hrs and during afternoons from 14.00 to 16.00 hrs.
Then there is the longest church of the
There are some 70 windows created by artist from various cities called De Goudse Glazen (the Goudse windows)
The city bought the cartoons from the artists and now they are preparing the cartoons.
The St Jans church houses one of the world’s largest collections of stained glass.
And nowhere in the world is there such an extensive collection of accompanying cartoons.
The church is really worth a visit, also the beautiful inside of it!
I’ve also visit the pharmaceutical museum “De Moriaan” which is located in a historical 16th century house.
This museum presents the fascinating history of pharmacy and the development of medicines.
Behind the St Jans church is also a museum, Museum
This museum gives you a good overview of
Under the chapel there’s a dungeon.
There’s an interesting display of torture equipment.
It s to awful to explain!
I made photos of it.
There’s also a prisoners cell.
When you pay 2, 75 for visit the St Jans church you can also visit the
It was really nice too see, all of them, there was no time any more for the cheese museum, so I have to go back to Gouda, also for shopping!
I saw lively shopping streets with many lovely shops!
So when you are in
Oh and don’t forget to try the traditional tasty syrup waffles (Goudse stroopwafels) made of several kinds of sugar and pure butter.
So don’t forget to buy them, for yourself and your family, because they are really delicious!