"Golden City of Zuid Holland" Gouda by Nathalie_B
Gouda Travel Guide: 177 reviews and 437 photos
Hard to believe that once it was a huge swamp, before the first settlers came here in 12th century. And its history began when Van der Goude family built a fortified castle. The town grew and was named Gouda, after the family that started it all. It got its city rights in 13th century and became one the important trading points of South Holland.
Today it has over 300 historic buildings and is known for its cheese, stroopwafels, smoking pipes, and candles.
One of the oldest stroopwafel recipes was found in Gouda in 1840, but the story of stroopwafle started long before, at... more travel advice
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