In 1853, three gentlemen from Gouda established a candle factory called the “Stearine Kaarsenfabriek”. It quickly became a success and was incorporated on 24 February 1858. In 1899, the company received its Royal designation. This factory was the founder of the first, authentic Gouda Candles. These are available at various places in Gouda. Ask VVV Gouda for the addresses.