Visit Gouda On A Day Trip From The Hague

Welcome To The Dutch City Of Cheese

Gouda, a charming small city in the Netherlands, is a must-visit destination for tourists exploring this beautiful country. Known for its rich history, picturesque canals, and its world-famous cheese, Gouda offers a delightful experience for visitors of all ages.

The town was founded by the Van der Goude family, who built a castle near the rivers Gouwe and Hollandse IJssel in the 12th century. The name Gouda comes from the old Dutch word for district or region.

It became an important trading center for cloth, beer, and candles in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Now Gouda is a modern and vibrant town, with a population of about 75,000.

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Top Must-See Attractions In Gouda

Gouda Cheese Market

One of the highlights of Gouda is the Gouda Cheese Market, a centuries-old tradition that takes place every Thursday morning from April to August. Here, you can witness the age-old cheese weighing and trading rituals, as well as indulge in a variety of delicious cheeses. The market is a feast for the senses, with the aroma of freshly made cheese filling the air and the vibrant colors of the cheese wheels creating a visual spectacle.

St. John’s Church

Another must-visit attraction in Gouda is the St. John’s Church, also known as the Gouda Cathedral. This stunning Gothic church is famous for its magnificent stained glass windows, which depict biblical scenes and intricate designs. Climb to the top of the church tower for a panoramic view of the city, and marvel at the beauty that surrounds you.

How To Get To Gouda

By Car: The journey takes approximately 30 minutes via the A12 highway. The route is well-signposted, making it easy to navigate.

By Public Transport: You can take a train from The Hague Central Station to Gouda Station, which is a quick and comfortable journey of around 20 minutes. Trains run frequently, ensuring a hassle-free commute.

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Exploring The City Of Cheesy Charm

Gouda is a city that effortlessly combines history, culture, and culinary delights. Whether you’re exploring the enchanting cheese market, admiring the stunning stained glass windows of St. John’s Church, or simply strolling along the picturesque canals, Gouda offers a truly unforgettable experience. So, come and discover the cheesy charm of Gouda – it’s a gouda-licious adventure you won’t want to miss!

If you wish to visit Gouda on a day trip with a tour guide, contact our private tour company Guided Tour Holland and we will discuss your options.