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Goudse kaas, Cheese of Gouda

Gouda is a pretty little place some 25 kilometres of Rotterdam.

When you take the train from Rotterdam, it brings you in about 20 minutes to Gouda.

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.

Gouda is world famous for its Gouda cheese (Goudse Kaas) which still is traded on its cheese market held each Thursday (starting mid-June and lasting until early September)

Cheese from Gouda is a yellow cheese made from cow’s milk.

City hall

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 Gouda cheese and crafts museum”, which is open until 17.00 hours.

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 Netherlands (123 metres) with the enormous collection of stained glass from the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.

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 Waag

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 Gouda, also very nice to see, it’s a historical museum.

This museum gives you a good overview of Gouda, furniture, weapons, paintings.

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.

Goudse kaas, Cheese of Gouda

There’s also a prisoners cell.

 

When you pay 2, 75 for visit the St Jans church you can also visit the Gouda Museum and the Pharmaceutical museum for the same price, it’s very cheap, I think too cheap!

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 Gouda you will have more than enough for an unforgettable stay there!

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!

 

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Goudse kaas, Cheese of Gouda
Goudse kaas, Cheese of Gouda
City hall
City hall
The Waag
The Waag
Goudse kaas, Cheese of Gouda
Goudse kaas, Cheese of Gouda
City square
City square
The station
The station
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Map
Gouda
Gouda
Kleiweg bridge
Kleiweg bridge
View Kleiweg bridge
View Kleiweg bridge
City center
City center
Town hall
Town hall
The Waag
The Waag
on the city hall
on the city hall
on the city hall
on the city hall
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City hall on the market place
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City hall
City hall
City hall
City hall
City hall
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Market place
Hotel de Zalm, hotel the Salmon
Hotel de Zalm, hotel the Salmon
The salmon of the hotel
The salmon of the hotel
City hall from the back
City hall from the back
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Om the Agnieten chapel
Om the Agnieten chapel
An old Dutch bicycle
An old Dutch bicycle
The 99 cent shop, not my shop!
The 99 cent shop, not my shop!
Jerusalem chapel
Jerusalem chapel
on the Jerusalem chapel
on the Jerusalem chapel
House for children without parents
House for children without parents
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On the house for children without…
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On the old men house
Old men house
Old men house
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View from the Uiterste bridge
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On the Uiterste bridge
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Uiterste brug, Uiterste bridge wi…
Agnieten chapel
Agnieten chapel
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On the Agnieten chapel
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St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
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On the St Jans church
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St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
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St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
St Jans church
Gouda museum
Gouda museum
Gouda museum
Gouda museum
Gouda museum
Gouda museum
Isabel Ferrand
Isabel Ferrand
Isabel Ferrand: The channels of Ve…
Isabel Ferrand: The channels of V…
Pharmacy of the past
Pharmacy of the past
Pharmacy of the past
Pharmacy of the past
Pharmacy of the past
Pharmacy of the past
Pharmacy of the past
Pharmacy of the past
Pharmacy of the past
Pharmacy of the past
In the pharmacy of the past
In the pharmacy of the past
Pharmacy of the past
Pharmacy of the past
Pharmacy of the past
Pharmacy of the past
Smoking pipes
Smoking pipes
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Map
Tools of surgeons
Tools of surgeons
Tools of surgeons
Tools of surgeons
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Gouda
Gouda
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Bridge without me
pharmacy of the past
pharmacy of the past
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things from the pharmacy of the p…
Swordfish of the pharmacy
Swordfish of the pharmacy
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The pharmacist
Gaper, the icon of pharmacy
Gaper, the icon of pharmacy
pharmacy of the past
pharmacy of the past
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things from the pharmacy of the p…
things from the pharmacy of the pa…
things from the pharmacy of the p…
things from the pharmacy of the pa…
things from the pharmacy of the p…
things from the pharmacy of the pa…
things from the pharmacy of the p…
things from the pharmacy of the pa…
things from the pharmacy of the p…
things from the pharmacy of the pa…
things from the pharmacy of the p…
things from the pharmacy of the pa…
things from the pharmacy of the p…
things from the pharmacy of the pa…
things from the pharmacy of the p…
things from the pharmacy of the pa…
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Gouda
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