Just like tulips, Dutch cheeses are world famous. Of course, Dutch cheese tastes a lot better than Dutch tulips. The most famous Dutch cheese is Gouda cheese. This cheese has been traded in the centre of Gouda for centuries on the famous Cheese market.
To this day, the famous Gouda Cheese is still made in the traditional way in the polders around the town, where the cows that provide their milk for the cheese each day can be found grazing. The farmers bring the cheese from the polders to the centre of Gouda, where they are traded on the cheese market. Every year the Gouda Cheese Market attracts many visitors from all over the world.
Gouda Cheese Market
The Gouda Cheese market is a spectacular and historic scene, held every Thursday morning from April 2th to August 27th 2020. Farmers negotiate over the price with the traders in front of the Waag (the Weighing House). The deal is still sealed with a handshake, as it has been for centuries. The cheeses are delivered to and from the market on wagonettes and weighed after the sale in the monumental Goudse Waag building. On several dates during the holidays there is also a Gouda childeren’s cheese market. And if after the cheese market you go in search of the rich history of the city, you will come across the Gouda cheese in various places.
Opening hours Cheese Market
The Gouda Cheese Market will be held every Thursday morning from April 2nd to August 27th 2020. The market will be active from 10.00 am till 12.30 pm.
- Every Thursday from April 2nd to August 27th 2020
- 10.00 am till 12.30 pm
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