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Address: Markt 35/36, 2801 JK Gouda, The Netherlands
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+31 182 529 996

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This was on our "must see" list for our Netherlands holiday. I would say to do it if you are in town and have 30 minutes to spare. My wife adored it, but left me feeling... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with partner, a lovely lady taught us the history of Gouda. From Candles to Cheese and all about how the farmers look after the landscape. Only 4 euro per person and cheese sampling afterwards, we loved it that much we bought a whole cheese wheel! Yum.

Thank Kara-Louise C
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 494 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This was on our "must see" list for our Netherlands holiday. I would say to do it if you are in town and have 30 minutes to spare. My wife adored it, but left me feeling slightly underwhelmed. It's fun though! It's a lovely building architecturally, well looked after with friendly staff and a decent souvenir shop. The stairs are... More 

Thank CockneyBrum
Breukelen Ut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The main function of this building for tourist should be the down stairs (free) area: VVV or tourist office. They have a small selection of goods for sale but they will also help you if you have any questions on what to do or see in Gouda.

Thank WorldTravelOne
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764 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This building was used to weigh the cheese in the market The building itself is very interesting and the facade has a wonderful sculpture piece over the door way

Thank bradyboy2
St Austell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

It really isn't worth visiting the cheese museum in Gouda. The market was lovely (Thursday), but the cheese museum upstairs in the weighing house is grossly overpriced and not worth the visit. Just a few shabby exhibits and a man mumbling in 3 languages about how to make cheese. He mumbled such a lot that you couldn't tell immediately what... More 

Thank Pamela W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The Waag (weighing house) is also the tourist information, cheese shop and souvenir shop. The cheese museum is upstairs at a cost. You can weigh yourself on the old scales for a photo opportunity. You can also pay for a specific certificate as evidence you were there!

Thank Gav_jo
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The weigh scales on ground floor were interesting to look at however paying for the visit upstairs was not worthwhile. We watched a short film with English subtitles but there was nothing else of much interest. Observing the Thursday market outside was more interesting and was free.

Thank ChristchurchStewarts
Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Waag has an authentic European decor - with high ceilings, comfy chairs and lots of places to sit. The menu is well rounded and the food has always been consistently good. The problem is the service! What service? is more like it. We were there on Sunday for 1 hour and it was almost impossible to flag some one down... More 

Thank FynnGrace
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The building is definitely very nice and impressive especially at the back with the green wall . This is also a restaurant and the lack of staff lead us to leave without ordering as the waiting time was too long more than 20 minutes without getting a waiter .

Thank Isabelle M
Buchs Zürich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

A nice old building and we did the tour. It's not much to see but guide was passionated about what he was showing. Not a must see but when you're around and want to learn something about cheese and clay pipes;)

Thank Graido

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