The old town hall in Gouda

Gouda is of course famous for its cheese. Being a huge cheese lover, I can say with some authority that Gouda cheese is just wonderful. If you can get hold of the crumbly aged stuff, you’ll be in for a treat, I promise.

The town of Gouda is also a gem. It has a very picturesque town center that just oozes charm with its cobblestoned streets, gorgeous old houses and the old market square, which isn’t square but triangular.

Right in the middle of this “square” stands the old town hall pictured below. The building dates back to the 15th century, 1450 to be exact. An amazing 560 years old! Perhaps most amazing is the fact that council meetings are still held there.

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11 Comments

  1. Flickr: Jan Kranendonk July 20, 2010 at 12:45 am #

    Great. Very Gothic. And where are all the people? 😉

  2. Flickr: albert_debruijn July 20, 2010 at 1:05 am #

    Thanks Jan, it was early and it was cold so not too many ppl were up and about.

  3. Flickr: littlespelk July 20, 2010 at 4:29 am #

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  5. Flickr: William Bullimore July 22, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

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  6. Flickr: Blancs-Manteaux July 23, 2010 at 2:53 am #

    Nice composition, nice choice for a black and white treatment.

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  7. Flickr: dovetaildw July 23, 2010 at 5:03 am #

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  8. Flickr: Spedding's Art July 23, 2010 at 5:38 pm #


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  10. Flickr: driesel July 25, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    Das sieht man selten. Eine HDR – Arbeit in B & W. …und das ist eine beeindruckendes Bild.

    ECHT PHOTO!

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  11. Flickr: hetty77 September 11, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    Wonderful work

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