Old port of Gouda

5x unique accommodations in Gouda and the surrounding area

Gouda is the perfect base from which to explore the Green Heart and the big cities surrounding it. Discover the historic inner city, cycle through the fantastic polder landscape, and visit cities like Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague, all just a 20-minute train ride away. We have selected the best places to spend the night in Gouda and the surrounding area for you.

  • Stay in special locations, such as a water tower in the inner city.
  • Enjoy the peace and quiet at a bed and breakfast in the polder.
  • Discover the best places to stay in Gouda and the surrounding area.
Markt 35
2801JK Gouda
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Goudse Watertoren

Spend the night in the smallest residential tower in the Netherlands. This one-hundred-year-old water tower is all that remains of the Koninklijke Plateelfabriek Zuid-Holland. Today people no longer make ceramics here and it has become a stunning place to spend the night. Climb the stairs and enjoy the view of the water.

Tiny House Baartje Sanders Erf

Sleep in your very own tiny house with box bed. The Baartje Sanders Erf was built in 1687 and through the years served as a workshop, warehouse, library, and antiques shop. It overlooks a quiet courtyard right behind one of the best shopping streets in Gouda. You can soak up the sun in the garden if the weather permits, but Rover, the owner’s dog, may drop by to say hello.

Het Suikerpandje

Hidden in a picturesque alley in the center of Gouda is het Suikerpandje. It used to be a sugar warehouse but today it accommodates a warm and comfortable bed & breakfast. Het Suikerpandje overlooks one of the most beautiful canals in Gouda and the city’s highlights, such as Markt square with city hall, Sint-Jan cathedral and the shopping area, are just a short walk away.

Van Rossum Stadshotel Woerden

Woerden is very close to Gouda and, like Gouda, is known for its cheese market. Our recommendation for Woerden is the Stadshotel Van Rossum, a lovely boutique hotel. The staff are all about hospitality and the rooms are super Instagrammable. Plus, they serve excellent, honest meals since the hotel runs its own farm that grows regional produce.

Surf house Schoonhoven

Can you imagine lounging about on a warm summer evening? This cute tiny house is right by the beach of the Lek river. Wake up to a beautiful view of the river, step into the rowboat, and explore the area. The accommodation comes with two bicycles so you can also go for a lovely ride through the polder landscape of the Green Heart.

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