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Waag (Weighing House)

Markt 35-36, Gouda, The Netherlands
018/252-99-96
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Gouda
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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282 reviews 282 reviews
133 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Weighing House is an impressive building situated in Gouda's market place. The tourist information office is housed on the ground floor, and here you can buy souvenirs, postcards and cheeses. Upstairs is the Cheese Museum which provides lots of information about the history of cheese production in the city, also candle and clay pipe making. Our Guide gave us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Gothic building with history behind, so attractive located in front of Gouda market, at the evening you can find tavern around and taste delicious gouda cheese...

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Belgrade, Serbia
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327 reviews 327 reviews
295 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

That was rather, long time ago, that is, 22 years earlier. I had been then in Holland and worked in the famous company " Hyva " in the small Dutch town, Alphen ad Rhein, near the Amsterdam. This corporation specialized itself among others occupations, also with cutting, facing, finishing,processing, polishing, hence production , as a matter of fact, of the... More

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Bungay, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Weighing House combines the museums of cheese-making and clay-pipe making with the tourist information centre. Entry to the ground floor is free but a fee is payable to visit the museums on the two upper floors. We were the only people in the museums when we visited and had personal English-language tours/demonstrations from the friendly staff. We couldn't resist... More

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

You can see the way the farmers sell their cheese on the market. Look at the site Goudsekaasmarkt.nl for more information

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Perth, Australia
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226 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The Waag is located opposite the Stadhuis and offers a nice photo opportunity. Inside on the lower floor is the tourist office, a small souveneir shop and a cheese shop. On the upper floor is a cheese museum, entry 4 euros and open from 12pm. I did not visit the cheese museum as it was not open at the time.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Combined a cheese museum (a must for thurophiles) and a VVV office (where one could get detailed cycling maps and other useful info)

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35 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

It's nice to visit and get a good vibe from the busy atmosphere. You can even get a weight certificate. But don't forget to look outside to the beautiful square in front with the city Hall. Come in august to enjoy the markets.

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Gemunden, Germany
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29 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The building is special, very old, on the market, and you can go inside and see the old cheese scales. Its very interesting to see how this has been done for a very long time. If you like Gouda Cheese, this is a must visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Brought my Sydney-born children there, when they were teenagers. Cannot do an unbiased review. My children liked the souvenirs. I was pleased that they were served in a very friendly way. I hope that visitors to Gouda explore it. Ask questions; absorb the history.

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