Things to see and do - Gouda
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Gouda Travel guide
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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
Achter de Kerk 14 NL - 2806 Gouda
This museum contains paintings (Jan Toorop, the Golden Age, the Barbizon and La Haye schools) and objects (intruments of torture, toys) illustrating the history of the city and its hospice. The bas-relief on the entry gate (Lazaruspoortje, 1609) repr..
Markt NL - 2806 AA Gouda
This south-facing Gothic structure from the 15 C, restored in the 19 and 20 C, has a heavily decorated sandstone facade flanked by turrets and topped by a gable with a balcony. The steps in front of it (1603) are in the style of the Renaissance. The ..
NL - 2806 AA Gouda
The magnificent stained glass windows (16-17 C) of the Church of St. John are worthy of renown. Founded in the 13 C, the church was rebuilt after fires (1361, 1438 and 1552) and enlarged each time: this is the longest church in the country (123 m). T..
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..
Keizerstraat 31 NL - 2801 NJ Gouda
Located in an Old Dutch house, this small hotel offers accommodation in the historical centre of Gouda. It features free Wi-Fi. Each room has a flat-screen TV and a work desk. Most of Hotel de Keizerskroon’s rooms come equipped with a private bathro..
Hoge Gouwe 201 NL - 2801 LE Gouda
This modern hotel in the centre of Gouda offers rooms with flat-screen TV, only 550 metres from the Markt. Best Western Plus City is situated next to the Gouwe River and includes free Wi-Fi, a cosy bar and a parking garage. Gouda Railway Station is ..
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.
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..