Try to find time to visit Gouda. It is an impeccably sweet and ancient city, with a quiet atmosphere, even during the market days. As you stroll around you will feel relaxed, and you will find yourselves walking around with a smile on your face.
In the square you can see how haggling is done between the farmers who offer the cheese for sale and the merchants who come to buy. The sellers in the cheese stands are dressed in traditional clothes and willingly explain to buyers and even those who are just interested in cheeses, the way they are prepared.
Opposite the impressive city hall is the Waag, the weighing station, built in 1668. The old building has scales that were used to weigh the cheese bundles. Today, mainly touristy can receive a weighing certificate as a souvenir. In the building you can also enter the Museum of the History of Cheese Trading, in Gouda itself and in the Netherlands in general.
In addition to the cheeses, a range of traditional Dutch products are sold in this market, from painted Delft and Dutch wooden clogs to cloths and clothing and various products, in a weekly market like the rest of the world.
Payment in the stalls are only by credit cards.
You should try to come here on an empty stomach, the market has many food stalls.