Weekly on Thursday, starting from 4/5/2018, until 8/31/2018

The GOUDA CHEESE MARKET is a spectacular historical and nostalgic scene.

Attention: there will be no Gouda Cheese Market on april 26th.

If you would like to visit the cheese market, make sure you are on time. In good weather, the event at the Markt attracts many visitors. The traditional cheese market takes place every Thursday morning from 10 to 12.30 hours, during the period from 5 April to and including 30 August (apart from 26 April and on Ascension Day 10 May). As in past times, the farmers and traders seal their bargains for the best cheeses with a clapping of hands. Besides the world-renowned cheese, you can also shop at the stalls filled with regional products. 

There is also plenty to do in Gouda in the afternoons. For example, you can go on a boat trip through the canals or join the Gouda Guides Guild. At Treacle Waffles Bakery Van Vliet you can take part in a treacle waffle baking workshop. Or do the Beer-Wine-Cheese battle at Museumhavencafe/IJsselhuis and discover which combination tastes best. Go tothe Event Calendar at for the full programme, or go to VVV Gouda in the Goudse Waag for more information and fees.