De Goudse Waag | Cheese & Crafts Museum
Then all the cheeses were weighed. Now it is a museum.
De Goudse Waag is a historic building dating from 1668, designed by the well-known architect Pieter Post. His famous works also include De Waag in Leiden, the royal palace Huis ten Bosch and Maastricht Town Hall. Gouda was an important transit point between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. All goods weighing more than 10 pounds were weighed at De Goudse Waag, and duty then needed to be paid on them.
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Cheese Valley, a unique area in the middle of the Groene Hart region. It is made up of four municipalities with special stories and experiences and, above all, it’s the heart and origin of real cheese, Holland’s yellow gold. Listen to the story below.
Check out below what else there is to do in the area.