Drinking & Nightlife

There are plenty of cafes on and around the Markt, but the prevailing Dutch craze for hipster cafes serving coffee made with artisan beans has yet to make inroads here.

Gouda is quiet after the tourist buses have departed for the day, and there's not a great deal of nightlife. The best bars are southwest of the Markt, along the canals; those on Lage Gouwe have canalside seating under classical porticos.