Unmissable tourist sites
Gouda Travel guide
Gouda : Michelin's recommendations
This town is both peaceful and full of resources and owes its fame to its cheeses, pipes, candles, pottery and ceramics. Brewing and trade made Gouda very rich in the 15C. After a century of decline (16C), the town rose to prominence again in the 17C as a result of the cheese trade and the manufacture of pipes. Gouda is the birthplace of Cornelis de Houtman (16C), founder of the first Dutch trading post in the East Indies.
Tourist attractions Gouda : Things to see and do
Markt NL - 2806 Gouda
The town hall , with its characteristic tall silhouette, dominates the middle of the central square. The square houses several markets, notably the cheese market and the handicrafts market . No. 27, the "Arti Legi" building, houses the ..
Westhaven 29 NL - 2806 Gouda
At the sign of the Moor (moriaan), which evokes a tobacco shop, this Renaissance house (ca. 1625) has been transformed into a museum of pottery and pipes ( Aardewerk- in Pijpenmuseum ). There you'll find a reconstructed and fully stocked tobacco shop..
Jeruzalemstraat NL - 2806 Gouda
The Jeruzalemkapel (15 C) occupies the corner of the Patersteeg. On the opposite corner, note the former orphanage (the Weeshuis , 1642), now a library, that presents a facade of gables and volutes next to gate topped with a bas-relief representin..
Keizerstraat 11-13 NL - 2801 NJ Gouda
Located in a characteristic bell-gabled house, this small hotel offers accommodation in the historical centre of Gouda. It features free Wi-Fi and a traditional Dutch bar and restaurant. Each room has a flat-screen TV and a work desk. Most of Hotel ..
Geuzenstraat 6 NL - 2801 XV Gouda
Hotel De Utrechtsche Dom is set in an old coach house on the edge of Gouda’s historic centre. It features a tranquil garden terrace and characteristic accommodation with flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Box-spring beds, cable TV and a minibar are stan..
Hoge Gouwe 201 NL - 2801 LE Gouda
The BEST WESTERN PLUS City Hotel Gouda has a great location in the historical city center of Gouda, located right next to the Gouwe River. This brand new hotel which opens its doors on August 13th 2012 has 101 rooms, a culinary restaurant, a cozy bar..
Blekerssingel 1 NL - 2806 AA Gouda
This restaurant and wine bar is an established name in Gouda. The chef creates contemporary cuisine and the enthusiastic owner-cum-sommelier will advise you on the tempting wine list featuring Spanish and Italian wines. Roof garden with view of the S..
Oude Brugweg 4 NL - 2808 NP Gouda
If you like smoked salmon, you will enjoy this restaurant where the salmon (the house speciality) is smoked on the premises. Each dish has its own paired wine (by the glass) and the set menus are more informal than the à la carte options.