Gouda is world famous for its cheese, syrup waffles, clay pipes and pottery. The compact historic town centre with all its sights, authentic shops, narrow medieval streets, canals, and numerous court yards, is well worth a visit.

The first cheese market will be held on 14 April from 10 a.m. with a festive opening until 4 p.m.
The farmers and traders will trade their cheeses with a clap.
After April 14 to mid-September, the cheese markets are again every Thursday (with the exception of Ascension Day) from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


For centuries the cheese was traded in the town from which it derives its name: Gouda. However, it was actually made in the surrounding polders: Cheese Valley. An oasis of peace and open space in between the four largest cities in the Netherlands. In this classical Dutch landscape, with grazing cows, canals, pollarded willow trees, cheese is still made from the milk of the farmers’ own cows. From young cheese to mature cheese, from herb flavoured cheese to truffle cheese, the taste varies per farm and even per season.

Come and have a taste of Cheese Valley!

Please also take a look at welkomtogouda.com and  cheesevalleyholland.com


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