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Old September 9th, 2010, 11:18 AM   #41
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80. A former cheese trading company is now a house.
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Hoge Gouwe by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Visbanken by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Lage Gouwe by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Hofje by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Old September 10th, 2010, 01:03 PM   #42
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85. Reflections
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Oosthaven by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Museum by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Gouwekerk by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Old September 11th, 2010, 10:05 AM   #43
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Kerktoren by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Start Verkoop by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Westhaven by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Old September 12th, 2010, 12:41 PM   #44
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Here's an older picture that I took 3 years ago with a crappy camera. It is taken from the tower of the Gouwekerk. Next saturday, the tower will be open for the public again, and I will ascend and take pictures. Stay tuned.
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Tunnelflat en Ronssetoren by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Richting het Stadhuis by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Oude Graffiti by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Binnenstad van Gouda by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Old September 13th, 2010, 05:15 PM   #45
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Molenwerf by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Sint Jan by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Sint Jan by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Old September 14th, 2010, 04:29 PM   #46
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Though Gouda is not only a cheese, today is an important day for Gouda cheese.

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Gouda Holland, Edam Holland to get protected status
Source: Dutch News
Tuesday 14 September 2010

Dutch Gouda and Edammer cheese are to be given protected status under EU rules on local products, the Financieele Dagblad reports on Tuesday, quoting a European Commission official.

The decision ends a seven-year campaign by the Dutch dairy board to win protection for the two classic products. Producers in other countries such as Germany had argued against giving protected status to the Dutch cheese. Gouda and Edam-style products are even made in the US.

According to the FD, foreign producers will still be allowed to produce cheese described as Edam and Gouda but only cheese made in the Netherlands will be known as 'Edam Holland' and 'Gouda Holland'.

The formal decision is expected later this month.

In 2007 jenever, or Dutch gin, became the sixth Dutch product to be given EU status. Jenever joined the Opperdoezer Ronde (a potato from the West-Friesian region Opperdoes) and four cheeses (Boeren Leidse, Kanter, Noord-Hollandse Edammer and Noord-Hollandse Gouda).

Gouda and Edam account for some 50% of the 700 tonnes of cheese produced in the Netherlands each year. The market for the two sorts is put at €1.3bn.
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Markt by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Old September 15th, 2010, 12:40 PM   #47
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114.
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Old September 16th, 2010, 06:41 PM   #48
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118. Almost 360 degrees:


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Old December 15th, 2010, 11:34 AM   #49
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It's been a while since I posted in this thread but there's a load waiting to be shown here.

Every second tuesday of december, the city centre of Gouda is home to Kaarsjesavond ("Night of the Candles"). It started in the 1950's as a christmas celebration on the market square. A christmas tree, that is given to us by our friends in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg, is illuminated while in the rest of the city almost all artificial lights are off. Buildings are lit only by candles, which are an important export item of Gouda.

In the 1950's, several hundred people attended the celebration, but it has turned into an event where tens of thousands of people attend to. The festival has extended itself over a larger part of the city centre, and several monuments are illuminated in special ways.

I'd like to show you an impression. Since I don't posess a tripod, please don't mind any grain or blur I did my best.

119. The Oliebollen stand is doing good business. Oliebollen (literally translated as Oil Balls) are a traditional dutch food that are eaten during the end of the year and on funfairs. Read more »
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120. The City Hall, which you have probably seen on previous pictures on this thread, is illuminated just by candles.
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122. Official numbers have not been released at the moment, but usually there are around 20-30,000 people.
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123. Some people have front row seats
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124. Just moments before the tree is illuminated. The mayor of Kongsberg is doing his best to tell us in dutch that he appreciates we're there.
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125. Wow
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More to come. But only if you like this

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And some more Even though you bastards didn't comment

After the celebrations, most people spread over the city centre, to attend several recitals or gaze at the marvellously illuminated buildings.

127. One of the side streets of the Markt square, right after the ceremony ended.
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129. The Gouwe Church
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132. There was a lot of police, but fortunately they too enjoyed the evening, according to this Tweet.
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More to come, now I'm going to bed.

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Old December 16th, 2010, 11:35 PM   #51
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133. An art projection on the Sint Janskerk (Church of Saint John)
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The Sint Jan has one of the largest collections of stained glass windows in the world. More than half of the stained glass from that period (16th century) is part of the windows of this church. During the event, the windows are illuminated from the inside, which makes them visible from the outside.

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136. A bust of Erasmus, who was born in Gouda.
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 06:50 PM   #52
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It's time to revive this thread with new pictures
The next couple of pictures I took in March of this year

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Jeruzalemkapel by Forumgouda, on Flickr

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Museum by Forumgouda, on Flickr

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Achter de Kerk by Forumgouda, on Flickr

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Wijdstraat by Forumgouda, on Flickr

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Very nice and interesting photos! I disagree with you on the 60's architecture, it has it's charm, and hopefully it won't become extinct one day.
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Nice, typical dutch city!
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 10:17 AM   #55
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Very nice and interesting photos! I disagree with you on the 60's architecture, it has it's charm, and hopefully it won't become extinct one day.
Thanks! Some of the buildings do have their charm but I think that the basic notion of what a building should do for it's surroundings was different in the 1960's than it is now.

Anyway, some more pics!

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Van Lanschot by Forumgouda, on Flickr

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thanks for reviving this thread Arrrgh...lovely photos.
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Wonderful thread about a beautiful city.
You present your hometown with great enthusiasm and I can understand that you love to live there.
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I sometimes get carried away...

So here's more pics

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157. During the floodings of 1953, the city was saved by just this thing
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Veerstal by Forumgouda, on Flickr

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Museumhaven by Forumgouda, on Flickr.

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Thanks for these pictures - it's a truly beautiful city. People often talk of the more famous Dutch cities (in terms of history and architecture) such as Amsterdam and Delft but judging by these pics Gouda has just as much to offer - to be honest before looking at this thread I knew nothing of this place (I knew of the cheese!). But it seems well worth visiting.

Earlier on you mention the easy access by train to the major Dutch cities - does this mean that quite a few people who work in, say Rotterdam, the Hague or Amsterdam live in Gouda?
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Earlier on you mention the easy access by train to the major Dutch cities - does this mean that quite a few people who work in, say Rotterdam, the Hague or Amsterdam live in Gouda?
It's quite a strange situation: Gouda has enough jobs to support it's own workforce, but half of the workforce goes to Rotterdam, the Hague, etc, while half of the people that work in Gouda live somewhere else.

ps. Thanks! I think that Delft is comparable to Gouda, but Amsterdam is much bigger.
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