Gouda The Essential
Interesting
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Gouda
St. -janskerk(Church of St. John)
St. -janskerk(Church of St. John)
The magnificent stained glass windows
15 minutes
The Het Catharina Gasthuis Museum
The Het Catharina Gasthuis Museum
This museum contains paintings (Jan
90 minutes
Gouda Town Hall
Gouda Town Hall
This south-facing Gothic structure from
30 minutes
The municipal park
The municipal park
This park contains a mill (Walmolen 't
30 minutes
Jeruzalemstraat
Jeruzalemstraat
The Jeruzalemkapel (16 C) occupies the
15 minutes
Waag (Town Hall)
Waag (Town Hall)
This classical structure was built in