Thursday, 2 August 2012

Scenes from Gouda



Gouda

We stopped at Gouda because it was a Thursday, and we thought we would visit the weekly cheese market, in a city widely famed for its cheese. It turned out that the market, which according to its own website starts up for the summer in "mid-June," wouldn't be there until the 28th (one week after our visit). There were a couple of cheese stalls on the regular market, but as to traditions such as cheese-weighing, we had to make do with the museum exhibits.

Gouda

Gouda

But such is life. To dwell on what we didn't see would be to miss the point of all the wonderful little corners we enjoyed as we wandered around, getting lightly rained on with the music of a barrel organ never far away.

Gouda

Gouda

Gouda

Gouda

Gouda

Barrel organ in Gouda

Gouda


7 comments:

AVCr8teur said...

I did not know about this town, but I know about its cheese. Interesting architecture where everything seems very narrow.

Jenny Woolf said...

Some Dutch cities look like models, don't they? I am not entirely sure I haven't seen some of this in Madurodam, in fact. I recommend you go there if yuo get the chance.

Stephanie V said...

That organ is fantastic. Gouda is my family's very favorite cheese on pizza.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Rachel! Love your posts and pics!

Rachel said...

It sounds positively idyllic!

Susan Francino said...

Looks like an amazing trip! I've never been to the Netherlands, but I would love to go. Too bad you didn't get to see the cheese market--but you're right, you have to just let things like that go when you travel. :)

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