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Gouda kaasmarkt

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Address: Markt, Gouda, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31182589110
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Interesting tourist attraction in the heart of the city

Come to Gouda on a Thursday morning to see a mock-up of the cheese market. As well as a real market there are cheese sellers in traditional costume including clogs. There are lots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come to Gouda on a Thursday morning to see a mock-up of the cheese market. As well as a real market there are cheese sellers in traditional costume including clogs. There are lots of photo opportunities including holding a cheese, posing with cheese sellers and pretty Dutch girls! It is obviously set up for children but worth seeing in a... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gouda (pronounced... how-- duh) is a very walk-able city in Zuid Holland. Metered parking is plentiful (4 areas) ...just follow the the P signs and pay to park by buying a ticket at the automat. Be sure to place the ticket facing up on the dash of the auto. The market is open only on Thursday's from April to the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to visit the market on Thursdays if you're visiting Gouda. The market looks fun and interesting. The city is beautiful, but do realize that there will be a lot more tourists during the market. There isn't an overwhelmingly amount, like you would see in Amsterdam though. It's a great spot for photos. Don't forget to visit the Sint... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The cheese market was the reason we traveled to Gouda. It was easy to find the market from the train station - just follow the crowds of people! It is a little touristy, but it is definitely fun and interesting to see the workers all dressed up and the giant wheels of Gouda cheese everywhere. The rest of the market... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

A must do when visiting The Netherlands Beautiful, Stunning and everyone in the family will enjoy themselves

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Bottom line it's fun to see all the cheeses and the girls in local dress whilst the auctioneer sells the cheeses. There is a market all around the sale with many places to try numerous types of cheese and I found it to be great fun. If your going to Gouda, make it Thursday and see the market.

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Super nice! Cosy atmosphere with a lot of activities, very old school! They weight the cheese just there, and you can also buy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I was a bit reluctant to go because I thought it was all a set up for the tour busses (and it well may be!) but I enjoyed it. I found the cheese "sales" entertaining, whether they were real or staged. The retail market that surrounds the kaasmarkt has a good selection of cheeses (and other products) for sale. The... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We were here on a Thursday and had a whale of a time watching cheese being weighed, milk being churned, buying tonnes of cheese, and listening to the choir playing on stage. It was good fun and totally worth the visit.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

This was very touristy and they really play to that effect. It was still fun to watch the acting, walk among the cheese, and look at all the vendors. When we went there was also a choir performing!

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