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Waag (Weighing House)

Markt 35/36, 2801 JK Gouda, The Netherlands
+31 182 529 996
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A lot of history i8n this beautiful building

Inside this building is the Tourist Information office and also the cheese museum. To visit the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Montse A
Almere, The Netherlands
Important House

At least it use to be when waage was the only Independent instrument in the city. Not only for the... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Vlado Z
Zagreb, Croatia
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Markt 35/36, 2801 JK Gouda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Inside this building is the Tourist Information office and also the cheese museum. To visit the museum you have to pay.

Thank Montse A
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

At least it use to be when waage was the only Independent instrument in the city. Not only for the cheese.

Thank Vlado Z
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The tourist info office was good, spoke English and were quite helpful. I bought a small book with a walking tour of Gouda. The scale on the main floor was quite interesting. I didn't have time to visit the museum upstairs.

Thank kacytjobb
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting historical building once used for sighing cheese that's not used for tourist info. They sell cheese and other souvenirs, too.

Thank Les L
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Great cheeses can also be purchased at this establishment as well as the usual tourists items there is a museum also in the building

Thank Warrick P
Reviewed 14 May 2017 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...More

Thank Kara-Louise C
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...More

Thank CockneyBrum
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...More

Thank WorldTravelOne
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
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...More

Thank Pamela W
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25 February 2016|
Response from hrlycrzy | Reviewed this property |
We went to the weighing house with a cruise tour group. The main floor is a little shop, upstairs was where we had wine and cheese tasting. I don't recall a separate museum. But they open for business and everyone just... More
28 November 2015|
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Response from OvdS | Reviewed this property |
The museum is the Cheese Museum in Gouda and the building that houses it is called Waag i.e. the scales for weighing cheese. The museum has a web site in Dutch, I was unable to find an English version. I think the words... More