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Travel Blogs from Gouda
... This particular one was behind a farm house, where there was a fridge full of cold drinks and tins full of sweet breads and crackers. We had some delicious apple juice and a sweet marzipan bread, and we gave the recommended 50 euro cents so that this place could replenish the food supply.
The Parade to Gouda
Once we left Papekop and got to Oudewater, we knew that it was impossible miss the street that we were supposed to follow on the way to Gouda. Many ...
Here we go again. We've got about 35kms to do today and we were told it's going to rain so we got going as early as we could. We couldn't get breakfast too early but were still on the road by about 8am. The body's holding up pretty well but my knees are a bit sore. I probably need the seat a bit higher but then I feel too high and can't touch the ground enough for my liking. We got out of the town without too much difficulty. There were still a few guesstimates though. So ...
Later in the afternoon we were all taken out to his parents farm about 15min drive out of Gouda.
The have about 70 Holstein cows which they milk to make cheese (Gouda of course) three generations of his family have lived there. At this time of year the cows are in sheds with some space to walk about.
Cold and wet so we ate at the hotel and did not go the Gouda Christmas ...
If you ask anyone in Holland what Gouda is known for the
answer would be Cheese, Syrup Waffles, Clay pipes and Candles. Ask someone about Holland they most likely
would answer “Cheese”. I have found "Gouda cheese" in most countries I have
visited including Vietnam, Russia, Croatia, The Baltic States and of course
Australia and New Zealand. I would not
use the words “world famous” in this context but rather “well ...
... youth understand the disease.
From there we wandered around trying to find the place to buy tickets for a Hop on, Hop off canal boat. Once we found that, we road to the Rjik museum and also the Van Gogh museum. We were confident that we had until later to do this as the Van Gogh was open until 10pm. Unfortunately, we almost forgot to plan for the canal boat back. We went through the museums fairly quickly and both were ...