In the Middle Ages Gouda had the reputation of being the best beer city in the Netherlands.

 “ Around 1470 Gouda was home to 200 brewers producing 15 million litres of beer each year ”

Stop by at Arnoldus Bieren or Den Gouwen Aar and ask for a bottle of Gouda Kuit Beer, brewed according to an ancient recipe. Brewer Jan Damen was once based in the buildings of Den Gouwen Aar, back in the days that this alcoholic beverage was the core business of the town.