In the center of the historic city of Gouda, there is a wide range of shopping opportunities, museums, and charming canals with cozy terraces. Pay a visit to the old city hall from 1450 or admire the beautiful monument of the St. John's Church. This church, with its 123 meters, is the longest church in the Netherlands and is known for its famous stained-glass windows. In addition to these remarkable buildings, Gouda is inseparably linked to its Gouda cheese and syrup waffles.

Fun activities to visit in Gouda include:


In Gouda, there are plenty of shops to score the coolest items. On the city of Gouda's website, several fun shopping routes have been put together. With these routes, you can easily pass by all the special spots in Gouda.

Public Transport

By train, it takes just over an hour to travel from Sassenheim NS Station, which is a 10-minute walk from our hotel. From here, you can continue your journey to Gouda. Before arriving in Gouda, you need to transfer at Leiden Centraal NS Station and then at Den Haag Centraal NS Station. For current travel times, you can consult the NS website.

From Gouda NS Station, it takes about 10 minutes to walk to the city center. If you prefer to travel by bus, it is best to get off at Centrum, Gouda bus stop. For the current bus departure times, you can use the HTM website.


From our hotel, it takes about an hour's drive to Gouda. There are several parking facilities in the city. We recommend parking your car at the Q-park Nieuwe Markt or Q-park Bolwerk parking garages, both of which are a 5 to 10-minute walk from the city center.

Click here to learn more about the Cheese City of Gouda.