Gouda is more than the city of cheese and “stroopwafels” (lit. syrup waffles). The beautiful town of Gouda can best be traversed on foot. This city has surprising views and fascinating stories. Gouda was built alongside the banks of the Gouwe River. Gouda received city rights in 1272 by Count Floris V. It had a harbor and was important for the route and trade between Flanders and France on the one hand and Holland and the Baltic Sea on the other. Gouda once had a blooming Pipe industry. For decades the town was in decay. Only around 1855 when Searine Kaarsenfabriek (Stearine Candle Factory) started, the economy got an impulse.
Gouda is famous for its Gouda Cheese. Each Thursday there is still a cheese market (mostly touristic) nearby the Waag. The Old City Hall is at the Markt Square. The Grote or St Janskerk has really beautiful stained glass windows. They were made between 1530 and 1603 and ever since have been a touristic attraction.
Mid December Gouda has the event “Gouda bij Kaarslicht”(Gouda by Candlelight). In the evening a Christmas tree is lit in the market place. Also surrounding houses are lit by candles.
Groepswijzer.nl offers a guided walking tour Gouda in English, French, German and even Chinese! In addition to the tours we can arrange lunch, dinner, coffee & sweets, admission to museums, boat trips and any other activity you might wish to undertake with your group.
Price guided tour: 1,5 hrs. € 92,50 excl. 21% VAT
(excl. € 15,- additional booking charge)
Prices for other time spans on request.
Number of persons: max. 20 persons per guide
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