The cheese market of Gouda which was first initiated in 1395 will be visited on Thursday morning.
GOUDA CHEESE is one of the best known and most eaten kinds of cheese in the world. GOUDA CHEESE owes its name to the fact that this Dutch cheese has been traded in the city of Gouda for centuries. The cheeses will be delivered by horse and cart, then stacked on the ground by the farmers, before being sold in a traditional manner in front of Gouda’s beautiful old City Hall. The farmers and traders ‘clap hands’ to confirm each sale, in what can only be described as a theatrical spectacle. You can take your photos and selfies together with the cheese girls and boys, the farmers and traders.
Before enjoying some free time to discover the cheese market and the city on your own, embark on a brief guided walking tour through Gouda by an informative, friendly and professional live guide.