Private Guided Tour of Gouda

Private & Custom Tours in The Netherlands
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Tour description

See the city from a local's perspective during this customizable, 2-hour walking tour of Gouda. With a private guide, visit historical monuments like St. John's Church and City Hall as well as a couple of hidden gems like the garden at the Gouda Museum. At the end of the tour, relax in a traditional bakery with a cup of coffee and a very Dutch treat of a "Stroopwafel" as your guide gives you insider’s tips about great local restaurants, shops, attractions, activities, public transport, and more.

Choose a morning or afternoon departure when you book, then meet your guide at your centrally located hotel to start exploring the city of Gouda. This private tour is customizable to best suit your interests, so you can see the sights in any order–and at any pace–you like. Hear about Gouda's history and its culture as you visit landmarks like the main city square, city call (built in 1450, it's one of the oldest in the Netherlands), and the 17th-century weighing house, where the famous Gouda cheese was weighed for hundreds of years. If you're visiting between April-August, stop by the cheese market to try some Dutch cheeses. Step into St. John's Church, the Netherland's longest at 405 feet (123 meters), and admire its beautiful stained-glass windows. See the hidden gem at the Gouda Museum, a tucked-away sculpture garden, before concluding your tour over a cup of coffee and a Dutch Stroopwafel in a local cafe.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up (selected hotels only)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Church of St. John
  • Entry/Admission - Museum Gouda

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks


  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure