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Waag (Weighing House)

Markt 35/36, 2801 JK Gouda, The Netherlands
+31 182 529 996
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Lovely little place

Went here with partner, a lovely lady taught us the history of Gouda. From Candles to Cheese and... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Kara-Louise C
via mobile
Fun Little Place

This was on our "must see" list for our Netherlands holiday. I would say to do it if you are in... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Markt 35/36, 2801 JK Gouda, The Netherlands
+31 182 529 996
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Went here with partner, a lovely lady taught us the history of Gouda. From Candles to Cheese and all about how the farmers look after the landscape. Only 4 euro per person and cheese sampling afterwards, we loved it that much we bought a whole...More

Thank Kara-Louise C
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This was on our "must see" list for our Netherlands holiday. I would say to do it if you are in town and have 30 minutes to spare. My wife adored it, but left me feeling slightly underwhelmed. It's fun though! It's a lovely building...More

Thank CockneyBrum
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The main function of this building for tourist should be the down stairs (free) area: VVV or tourist office. They have a small selection of goods for sale but they will also help you if you have any questions on what to do or see...More

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This building was used to weigh the cheese in the market The building itself is very interesting and the facade has a wonderful sculpture piece over the door way

Thank bradyboy2
Reviewed 20 August 2016

It really isn't worth visiting the cheese museum in Gouda. The market was lovely (Thursday), but the cheese museum upstairs in the weighing house is grossly overpriced and not worth the visit. Just a few shabby exhibits and a man mumbling in 3 languages about...More

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The Waag (weighing house) is also the tourist information, cheese shop and souvenir shop. The cheese museum is upstairs at a cost. You can weigh yourself on the old scales for a photo opportunity. You can also pay for a specific certificate as evidence you...More

Thank Gav_jo
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The weigh scales on ground floor were interesting to look at however paying for the visit upstairs was not worthwhile. We watched a short film with English subtitles but there was nothing else of much interest. Observing the Thursday market outside was more interesting and...More

Thank ChristchurchStewarts
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Waag has an authentic European decor - with high ceilings, comfy chairs and lots of places to sit. The menu is well rounded and the food has always been consistently good. The problem is the service! What service? is more like it. We were there...More

Thank FynnGrace
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The building is definitely very nice and impressive especially at the back with the green wall . This is also a restaurant and the lack of staff lead us to leave without ordering as the waiting time was too long more than 20 minutes without...More

Thank Isabelle M
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

A nice old building and we did the tour. It's not much to see but guide was passionated about what he was showing. Not a must see but when you're around and want to learn something about cheese and clay pipes;)

Thank Graido
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I'm visiting Gouda and am looking to go to the Goudse Waag. Does anyone have an idea of how much the entrance fee is for the museum as there's no price on the website?
25 February 2016|
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
do you have a book, or site, to get recipes using waag cheese.?
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