Discover Gouda from the water, cruise the historic canals and discover the fascinating story behind our world-famous city! With our special ships, we get to places that remain hidden from other canal tours. Discover the whole story during a ca. 1-hour trip where we sail in 2 directions through the Gouda canals along the north-south route used for centuries by all ships to get from the Gouda city centre to the Hollandse IJssel via the longest lock in the world.

The cruise takes you past 9 historic locations and our skippers will tell you plenty of fun facts about the city. Of course, there is also the opportunity to ask them your own questions!

Bootje Kaas is an interactive outing that is fun for young and old alike!

Departure times & duration
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00 and 16:30 hours
The cruise lasts +/- 1 hour.

- Adults 18+ years: €17.50
- Teenagers 13 - 17 years: € 12,-
- Children up to 12 years: € 8.50

Tickets & info
Book your ticket via:

Boarding point
Korte Vest, Gouda (next to the Gouda Cheese Experience)

Please note: passengers should be able to get on and off the boat independently.

Private charters
Bootje Kaas can also be booked as a private charter for exclusive day or evening trips with a group of up to 12 people.  Available with a snack, lunch or drinks arrangement on request. Prices from €200 for 2 hours incl. skipper.

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