8 hours

The rich history is tied to many old crafts like production of cheese, candles, ceramics and stroopwafels.

We gather in a cafe that can best be described as an Amsterdam living room. The place where you feel at home no matter what time of the day.The place to enjoy our early morning coffee, home made cakes and meet our new friends for the day.

We will drive to Gouda through the Dutch countryside with its splendid vistas, in a private minibus. Gouda is an imposing, historic town, famous for its rich history tied to many old crafts like the production of cheese, candles, ceramics and clay pipes. We will visit the Gouda cheese market, a spectacular and historic scene, where farmers negotiate about the price with the traders in front of the Waag.

Lunch will be served under the beautiful decorated ceilings of a private old canal house or in a local chef’s home. You will feel thrown back centuries in time.

After lunch our storytelling guide will show you the most attractive places in Gouda. The famous town hall, the splendid St Janskerk with it famous stained glass windows and the former hospital turned museum Catharina Gasthuis.

We do not leave after a “stroopwafel: workshop & tasting at one of the oldest “stoopwafel” bakeries of the town.

This tour offers plenty of photo opportunities so bring your camera.

Indulge in an unforgettable tour.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Anne & Max, Amstelveenseweg 196, 1075 XS AMSTERDAM
DEPARTURE TIME please arrive by 9:00 AM
RETURN TIME approximately 5:00 PM
coffee & sweets professional guide
entrance fees workshop
drinks & snacks lunch
all transfers Talk of the Town surprise
good appetite


Online bookings must be made with at least 24 hours in advance
Booking less than 24 hours in advance must be made by phone or WhatsApp
Full refund in case of cancellation must be applied for up to 48 hours before start tour
Reservation is only complete after receiving an e-mail confirmation sent by us

Additional information

DestinationThe Netherlands
Ageall ages
Groupsizemax. 15
DatesApril – September
MonthApril, August, July, June, May, September

9.00 AM – 9.30 AM........coffee & sweets & greet


9.30 AM – 10.30 AM......countryside drive


10.30 AM - 12.00 PM......cheese market guided walking tour


12.00 PM - 1.30 PM........lunch in an old canal house or local chef's home


1.30 PM - 3.00 PM.........Gouda historic city guided walking tour


3.00 PM - 4.00 PM........'stroopwafel' workshop & high tea


4.00 PM - 5.00 PM........transfer to the city of Amsterdam

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
February 12, 2016

I was very surprised! Gouda is a nice town with beautiful old houses, a windmill, canals and a great church. Visiting the cheese market on Thursday was a highlight. You can see how the locals buy and sell the Dutch cheese. I loved it and we also met other lovely people on this tour. It was a great day!

Rose (USA)

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