Gouda

The Old Waters Next to Gouda

Posted by on 17/04/2013 at 9:34 am

The bike ride I’ll talk about today was the first bike ride of 2012. As tradition wants, it was the ride to go to the birthday party of my friend in Rotterdam!


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I left at 8am in the morning, it was still darkish. Soon I was cycling down the Amstel river, the light was dim and the air was crisp.

bike ride the old waters next to Gouda bike at the amstel

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How to Weigh Cheese

Posted by on 05/04/2012 at 7:15 am

holland gouda cheese weighting

Because I know you have always wondered how to weigh cheese, I’m posting the information that you need: this bas-relief shows you how it’s done. And yes, it appears on a building in Gouda. Maybe I should start a blog about Gouda.

From Gouda With Cheese

Posted by on 11/03/2012 at 8:00 am

Remember my post aboug Gouda? There was not room for this beautiful view of its town hall. It stands alone in the middle of the main square, which is “one of the largest such squares” in the country. What a surprising town. Ten out of ten!

holland gouda town hall

Gouda, The Cheesy Town

Posted by on 01/02/2012 at 10:43 am

Cheese is one of the legal things that Holland is known for. The round, yellow, tasty cheese that everyone knows and that one can imagine fired off ancient ship cannons instead of metal balls.

Gouda is the Dutch town that competes with a couple others for the primacy of cheese. Our expectations upon visiting it didn’t span much further that, but it admittedly surprised us with a few unexpected jewels, and our time in Gouda was chilly yet super nice. Read on to find out why.

gouda cheese 1

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