Gouda Cheese Market

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Gouda has been a market town from time immemorial. The most well-known commercial product from this South Holland city is Gouda cheese. This cheese owes its name to the fact that it is brought onto the market in Gouda.

Cheese weighing house

There is a walking tour available through the VVV (Tourist Information Office) in Gouda that takes you along the most picturesque spots in town, including the Markt, City Hall, the St. Janskerk church and naturally the Cheese Weighing House, where they used to weigh the cheese. Nowadays, visitors can have their weight measured in cheese, test their knowledge of cheese and naturally sample some cheese. The Cheese Museum is also located here. The tour takes around 2 hours.

Traditional cheese market

During the summer, it is definitely worth your while to combine a walking tour with a visit to the farm cheese and trade market. This market takes place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday from mid-June to August. The cheese is sold at the market in the traditional manner.