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Best of Gouda Guide

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Lying about 15 miles northeast of Rotterdam, Gouda is most famous for its eponymous cheese. One of its most prized attractions, De Waag on the town square, was once a weighing house for cheese traders and now features an exhibit detailing the entire cheese making process. Also on the square is the 15th-century town hall, one of the oldest in the Netherlands. On Thursday mornings during the summer, the town’s Markt turns back into a traditional cheese market, something not to be missed.

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Stadhuis (City Hall)
Stadhuis (City Hall)
The city hall of Gouda was completed in 1450 and is the oldest gothic city hall in the Netherlands.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Monuments & Statues
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Church of St. John
Church of St. John
Owner description: THE LONGEST CHURCH OF THE NETHERLANDS The great fire of 1552 destroyed much of the medieval church of Saint John. Shortly after the disaster, the council commissioned the... more Owner description: THE LONGEST CHURCH OF THE NETHERLANDS The great fire of 1552 destroyed much of the medieval church of Saint John. Shortly after the disaster, the council commissioned the reconstruction of the most startling church of Holland. With 123 meters it is also the longest church in The Netherlands THE 72 STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS ARE WORLD-FAMOUS Entering the Church of St. John, one falls silent at the sight of the majestic space with the 72 world-famous stained-glass windows. That first experience will only get stronger when you see the marvellous light by the 'Dutch Masters' invading the Church. The rich history of Holland can be read in the large windows. It is a beginning of an impressive discovery along biblical and historical scenes of human emotions. Then you understand that the Gouda St. John is one of the highest rated attractions in the Netherlands! less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Churches & Cathedrals
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Gouda kaasmarkt
Gouda kaasmarkt
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Plaza Markt.
Plaza Markt.
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Museum Gouda
Museum Gouda
Attraction type: Art Museums; History Museums
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David's Gelato
David's Gelato
Ranked #1 of 110 Restaurants in Gouda
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Grand Cafe Central
Grand Cafe Central
Ranked #2 of 110 Restaurants in Gouda
Price: $12 - $27
Cuisines: Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Central European
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
L'Angolo Divino
L'Angolo Divino
Ranked #3 of 110 Restaurants in Gouda
Price: $23 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Gewoon Gouds
Gewoon Gouds
Ranked #4 of 110 Restaurants in Gouda
Cuisines: Dutch, Bar, European, Soups, Central European
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bij Ons
Bij Ons
Ranked #5 of 110 Restaurants in Gouda
Cuisines: Dutch, Seafood, European, Central European
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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De Arendshoeve - Hotel & Restaurant
4.0 of 5
De Arendshoeve - Hotel & Restaurant
$72 - $123 (€61 - €105)
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Hotel Over de Brug
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Hotel Over de Brug
$69 - $76
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Van der Valk Ridderkerk
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Van der Valk Ridderkerk
$97 - $151 (€83 - €129)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ridderkerk
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Karmel
Karmel
$76 - $100 (€65 - €85)
Ranked #1 of 3 Gouda B&B and Inns

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Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam - Nieuwerkerk
4.0 of 5
Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam - Nieuwerkerk
$113 - $163
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Hilton Garden Inn Leiden
4.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Leiden
$82 - $169
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Oegstgeest
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Best Western Plus City Hotel Gouda
4.0 of 5
Best Western Plus City Hotel Gouda
$110 - $201 (€94 - €171)
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Gouda
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Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
4.0 of 5
Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
$185 - $419
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Schiphol
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Van der Valk Hotel Dordrecht
4.0 of 5
Van der Valk Hotel Dordrecht
$103 - $188
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Dordrecht
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