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Waag (Weighing House)

Markt 35/36, 2801 JK Gouda, The Netherlands
+31 182 529 996
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Now a tourist office

Interesting architecture outside - now a tourist office inside. Good choice of well priced... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
nicolecherry
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nice brief excursion

Takes about 30 minutes, good explanation and nice artifacts. Also available in English. Recommended... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
AndersUA
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Odessa, Ukraine
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Markt 35/36, 2801 JK Gouda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Interesting architecture outside - now a tourist office inside. Good choice of well priced souvenirs- though buy your cheese from the market outside as there is more choice...

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Takes about 30 minutes, good explanation and nice artifacts. Also available in English. Recommended for families and visitors

Thank AndersUA
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The location and ambience are great. The night view if both sides if Shanghai famous bund is something worth to spend time admiring. The food, speciality is beef, was very good. They make it fun by giving each person a different knife.

Thank Fernando S
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This place is good to visit and buy cheese and souveniers. very small, but cosy building, previously which was market. You will really like it, here you can buy some special goat or cow cheese. dont go through these place.

Thank Alexander A
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum which is accessed via the tourist information office. The guide was very enthusiastic and shared historical information about the cheese and fiscal use of the weighing house along with additional interesting things Gouda has become famous for including pipes, pottery and...More

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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
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Reviewed 17 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
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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 KTLund
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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
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Reviewed 2 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
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Ph1leasFogg
25 February 2016|
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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
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jjmax2015
29 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
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