What comes to your mind with the title? Cheese? Well you’re not wrong. But there’s something else other than cheese from that name. It’s the name of a little town in South Holland. Anyway no more chit chat, let’sgo to the main story. Today, Dita, Hesti and me decided to walk around the city. The first reason was to see the famous cheese market that is held every Thursday from June-August. And the rest we would see what we could do.

What is actually a cheese market? Peopl e buying and selling cheese? That’s right, but nowadays as I quote from Lonely Planet “the event was an excuse to set up a huge market to sell everything but cheese.” I think so too, as apart from a square full of cheeses and some boys and girls dressing up with traditional Dutch clothes, the rest was just a normal market. But nevertheless it was fun to watch. We also went to De Kaaswaag, this building used to be a place where people weigh cheeses, but now you can pay 2Euro to have yourself weigh there and you even got a certificate. 😛

After some snapshots of the market and the town hall we continued our journey. Now heading to St. Janskerk, the longest church in Holland as I read from it’s brochure. But what is special from this church that they have beautiful stained glass window. Most stories in the pictures are taken from the bible and Dutch National history. While we were there, we visited the Museum het Catharina Gasthuis which was located next to the church. A museum consisting of stuff about Gouda and it’s history.

Tired of walking around, time to feed our hungry tummy. 😛 We decided (no it was me who decided, as my friends said they would eat whatever I make) to just make some simple noodle soup like what I made the last time. And for dessert we had tiramisu that I made yesterday. 🙂 It was a nice sightseeing day wasn’t it girls?? 😀

1 comment to Gouda

  • Retno Prihadana

    rurie, itu stained glassnya bagus ya, kemaren sempet juga ambil gambar stained glass yg di Notre Dame, cuman belum aku pejeng.

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