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Great city market Thursday’s and Saturday’s.

Come hungry. The market is in Tuesday’s and Saturday’s. Fresh food and some great food stalls for... read more

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Kim B
Greensboro, Georgia
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A truly unexpected treat when you discover more types/flavors of cheese than expected

Upon visiting the outdoor market on Wednesday (Day of Cheese auction) I come across cheeses I found... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Markt 35, 2801 JK Gouda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed today via mobile

Come hungry. The market is in Tuesday’s and Saturday’s. Fresh food and some great food stalls for fish and cheese and greasy stroppenwaffles

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Upon visiting the outdoor market on Wednesday (Day of Cheese auction) I come across cheeses I found unique and perhaps odd in the sense of "Unheard of" and chatted with one of the vendors who then said I should try the "Asparagus" flavored cheese. I...More

Thank 341freddyb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very stunning building where they used to weigh the cheeses in the olden days. It does have a cheese museum upstairs, which we did not visit. There is a cheese shop on the main floor where you can sample the different cheeses and buy souvenirs.

Thank JohnvanHoudt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every saturday you can buy and taste different cheeses made in Holland. I understand you can find cheaper cheese in here.

Thank claudiaiuliana29
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very busy and is clearly a big tourism income generator for the town but apart from the market and a few people in traditional dress there isn't a lot going on. The cheese auction was interesting but if you don't speak Dutch it...More

Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed visiting the market. Even though it was a theatrical production it representatived the traditions of many years ago .With the farmers bri gong in the cheese in wagons the hand clapping bargaining. There were stalls around the market and we tasted cheese bread...More

1  Thank Luvtravel53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cheese, cheese, cheese. I could not get enough and when we toured Gouda and the Cheese market, I was in heaven. Terrific scenery, excellent food, and wonderful friendly people.

Thank LC07110224
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The original cheese market ceased in the 1980s, so this Thursday morning (10-12:30) performance is for historical and tourist reasons. Watch the traders seal deals with the traditional hand clapping before big wheels of cheese are loaded onto horse-drawn carts and taken off. There's also...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this cheese market on a Thursday morning - it starts at 10 but I was a little bit late as I got lost on my bike so I missed them bringing the cheeses out. There was a large crowd but I still managed...More

1  Thank Helen T
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Gouda Netherlands Cheese name after this quaint little town Every Thursday, there is a Cheese Market in the main square. With ofcourse a lot of fun and frolic. The traditional cheese market takes place every Thursday morning from 10 to 12.30 hours, during the period...More

2  Thank prakashsanz
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22 April 2016|
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Response from tonyzed | Reviewed this property |
Sorry forgot to answer - no changes from Amsterdam, and train not crowded.
15 June 2015|
Response from 879martinp |
The Cheese market is only open on Thursday mornings till about 3pm.