You can’t mention Gouda without talking about cheese. It’s part of the rich history of the city, but only part of the story. This small city near the confluence of the Nieuwe Gouwe and the Hollandsche Ijssel rivers has a walkable historic center full of beautifully preserved historic public buildings and private houses. The Grote Markt is full of restaurants, terraces, and cute places to shop before heading off to see the nearby Stadhuis with its iconic red shutters and the famous stained glass windows of Sint-Janskerk. A short train ride of less than an hour will get you to Amsterdam and Rotterdam is even closer by. Here are a few suggestions for places to stay during a trip to this delightful city in the province of South Holland.
This adorable two story house right in the center of Gouda is steps away from the Grote Markt. Upstairs, in a room with exposed wooden beams, is a double bed perfect for a couple. Downstairs, the house has a sizable and well appointed kitchen, along with a television, and a collection of DVDs. Watch the sun set and have a relaxing glass wine on the cozy roof terrace before heading out to the nearby restaurants and bars.
House in the center of Gouda
Price: from 114 USD / 98 EUR
Number of Guests: 2
If well-furnished apartments are just your vacation style, take a look at De Illusie. Located in the historic center of Gouda, this apartment with amazing views of the city has free Wi-Fi and parking can be arranged. De Illusie has an eat-in kitchen with a table for six, a comfortable and spacious sitting area, and large windows that allow in plenty of sunlight.
Address: Lange Tiendeweg 78, 2801 KK Gouda (see map)
Price: from 175 USD / 150 EUR
For vacationers who enjoy unique local hotels, Logement de Keizerskroon is a great choice. This property was converted from a house into a small guest-friendly hotel. The Grote Markt is a short 5 minute walk away. All of the rooms have desks, private bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi.
Logement de Keizerskroon
Address: Keizerstraat 31, 2801 NJ Gouda (see map)
Price: from 101 USD / 87 EUR
Dreaming of staying in a historic canal house during your journey through the Netherlands? Look no further than Bij Koch en Knuttel. This centrally located studio on the upper floor of a canal house has wooden beams, hardwood floors, a dining table, and a small but functional kitchen. The stairs to the loft’s private entrance are steep so be prepared to climb. Breakfast is not included in a stay at this historic house but can be arranged at additional cost.
Bij Koch en Knuttel
Price: from 120 USD / 103 EUR
Number of Guests: 3
A short walk from the Grote Markt, Anne aan de Motte is a wonderful option for visitors looking for a vacation home in the center of Gouda. With one two person bed, this house with a terrace, bathtub, and a sauna is the perfect place for a couple to relax. The house has a kitchen with a dishwasher and a downstairs sitting area with plenty of seating. Linens are included and bicycles are available for rent.
Anne aan de Motte
Address: Spieringstraat 4, 2801 ZM Gouda (see map)
Price: from 152 USD / 130 EUR
Interested in a vacation home minutes from Sint-Janskerk? Tannery Lane has everything you need for an enjoyable stay in Gouda. With a garden in the back, a kitchen, and ample seating in the living area, this row house has room for four guests. Tannery Lane has free Wi-Fi, space to lock bicycles, and parking is available.
Address: Ooierspoort 3, 2801 LP Gouda (see map)
Price: from 104 USD / 89 UER
Driving to Gouda and in search of a place to stay a few kilometers outside of the city? Campanile Hotel & Restaurant Gouda is just off of the A12 and A20 highways and only about 11 km (6.8 mi) from Gouda. The hotel has a restaurant and a bar on-site and is pet-friendly. Parking is free.
Campanile Hotel & Restaurant Gouda
Address: Kampenringweg 39-41, 2803 PE Gouda (see map)
Price: from 64 USD / 55 EUR
Looking for a studio close to the train station, right in the historic center of the city? How about Betty Blue Gouda – a bed and breakfast on a quiet street in the heart of Gouda offering a second-floor studio with a private entrance. The studio has a seating area, small kitchen, and large windows that fill the loft with light. The accommodation comes with a cold breakfast included in the price but more elaborate meals can be arranged for an additional fee.
Betty Blue Gouda
Price: from 114 USD / 98 EUR
Number of Guests: 3
Canal houses, hotels, studios, and more
Take the train, ride a bike, or even, if you must, drive. But find a way to make it to Gouda. Time spent in this interesting and walkable city full of canals and historic buildings will be well worth the effort. Gouda makes a wonderful day trip from Amsterdam and an excellent base from which to explore Rotterdam, Delft, and The Hague. You never know, once you get to Gouda, you just might decide to stay awhile. Now you have a few ideas for interesting places to stay if you do. Enjoy Gouda and welterusten (good night).
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