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Gouda

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Gouda: Gouda Cheese Experience Entry Ticket

1. Gouda: Gouda Cheese Experience Entry Ticket

Journey to the heart of Gouda and find out what makes the world crave this Dutch city's famous cheese. Housed in an enormous Gouda, experience a unique, interactive show that introduces you to all aspects of the Gouda cheese universe. Discover the traditions and the taste of authentic Gouda. Begin your experience in Gouda's city center. Get ready to hear the odes to the cow as you enter the exhibit, designed inside a giant Gouda cheese. Then, embark on a trip through time and learn about the centuries-old tradition of cheesemaking. Continue your Gouda discovery experience with hands-on, interactive panels. Try out virtual milking, cheese-turning, and find out the time-honored tradition of "clapping hands." Next, follow the lifespan of a wheel of cheese as it goes from the polder to the cheese market and then to you.

Gouda: Syrup Waffle Factory Ticket with a Waffle

2. Gouda: Syrup Waffle Factory Ticket with a Waffle

Enjoy a trip to the Syrup Waffle Factory that you won't forget. Learn the history behind the Kamphuisen syrup waffle, discover the process how to make them, and enjoy tasting one. Depending on what option you book, you can pair it with tea, coffee, and an additional treat. Smell the sweet aroma of freshly baked waffles as soon as you arrive at the factory. If you like sweet treats, then this tour is for you. Discover the history behind these hotcakes that have been around since 1810. See the bakers hard at work as you walk around the factory. Want to know how to make these syrup waffles? No problem, the bakers will share the secret recipe and show you the process. Finish the tour with a sugar rush as you tuck into a syrup waffle.

Gouda: Audiotour of Goudse Waag Cheese and Crafts Museum

3. Gouda: Audiotour of Goudse Waag Cheese and Crafts Museum

Enter the Goudsche Waag and find yourself in another world. Take a guided audiotour of the building and learn about the centuries-old Gouda crafts. Taste the flavor, from beer to plateel, syrup waffles to cheese. Get the whole story. Explore the ground floor museum of the De Goudse Waag historic building. View the different products that were weighed and traded there, and discover the secrets contained in the sculptures.  

Gouda: Entry Ticket to Church of St. John with Audioguide

4. Gouda: Entry Ticket to Church of St. John with Audioguide

Visit the church of St. John in Gouda and discover all its beauty with the help of an audioguide. Watch the sun shine through the 72 world-famous stained-glass windows and mmediately understand what makes St John’s in Gouda so special.  No other church in the world has so much sixteenth-century stained glass. The Gouda Windows, as they are known, are among the supreme achievements of European glass painting. Gaze in awe at the superb colors and rich interplay of light that contribute to the hushed atmosphere in the longest church in the Netherlands.

Gouda Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

5. Gouda Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

The Sherlock Holmes City Game is a self-guided tour that gives you a fun and interactive way to walk around the city. All you need is a phone with an internet connection. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the information you need via email. By moving around the city, you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, take on hilarious photo challenges, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder of Balthasar. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: easy – also suitable for families with children - Duration: 2 hours - Tickets: You only need to buy 1 ticket per group (1-4 people) - Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 4 people, you can buy 2 or more tickets. - To book this game you need to indicate a date/time, BUT you can start whenever you like. - *NOTE: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field but DOES NOT provide any information about the city! HOW TO PLAY: Book the City Game, check the email we send you with the instructions, download the Loquiz App, and begin your gaming experience! Explore the city at your own pace while playing the Sherlock Holmes City Game, a self-guided tour that offers a lot of freedom and flexibility. You can play when, where and with who you want. Whether you want to play alone for personal excitement or with a group of people this is the game for you! Playing with more groups will turn into a competitive experience, perfect as a teambuilding activity. This game is a fun activity you can do while visiting a city with your family and friends or as a couple. Our City Game offers the maximum independence, you can play pause & continue whenever you want!

Gouda: Museum Gouda Entry Ticket

6. Gouda: Museum Gouda Entry Ticket

Located in a 14th-century guest house, stepping into the Museum Gouda takes you on a journey through history. The museum's permanent collection and temporary exhibitions represent 600 years of Gouda's history. From Ferdinand Bol to Isaac Israels, from the Gouda clay pipe to a 16th-century triptych: Museum Gouda has a unique collection that presents the story of the historical city of Gouda. Explore the museum's collection and learn about Gouda's fascinating past. Amongst the museum's collection are altar paintings that survived the iconoclasm that swept through the Netherlands in the 16th century. View a huge interactive maquette of Gouda that shows the city as it was in 1562. Continue through the collection and see 17th century civic guard pieces and militia group portraits. The artwork within Museum Gouda's collection also includes many 19th century French and Dutch works and Gouda's famous 20th century pottery. Don't forget to visit the temporary exhibits.

Gouda: Wonderful 3 hours E-Chopper tour

7. Gouda: Wonderful 3 hours E-Chopper tour

Rent an E-Chopper and explore the Green Heart of the Netherlands on a self-guided tour. Choose from a variety of routes and start locations and enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace. Choose from a variety of routes and start locations and enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace. Let yourself be guided along the Reeuwijkse Plassen or the Meije, admire the green polder landscape, and enjoy the beauty of the area in silence. Pass by cheese farms, windmills, and historic villages and towns. Or, enjoy a silent ride through the polder at sunset. Choose from a variety of start locations and routes. Head to a picturesque village or explore the polder. Rent an E-Chopper and explore the Green Heart of the Netherlands on a self-guided tour. Choose from a variety of routes and start locations and enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace.

Alphen aan den Rijn: Open-Air Museum Archeon Tickets

8. Alphen aan den Rijn: Open-Air Museum Archeon Tickets

Dive into the past of the Netherlands with tickets to the Archeon open-air museum in Rijn, which features 43 reconstructed buildings made from archaeological finds. Join one of the guided tours, listen to fascinating narratives, or participate in numerous activities.  Learn from the archaeo-interpreters dressed in clothes of the time and who interpret the different periods of the past. They can also answer your questions about each period.  Go canoeing, throw some spears, play a medieval ball game, or make a brooch. Or would you like to have your fortune told by a Temple Priestess? You can also enjoy a Roman massage or decide over the life of gladiators and much more. Visit the reconstructed Gallo-Roman villa, which houses the Roman Museum. You can also enjoy delicious food and drinks in the Roman restaurant or the medieval monastery. Browse the store for many great books and souvenirs.

Gouda: Self-Guided Secrets of Gouda Exploration Game

9. Gouda: Self-Guided Secrets of Gouda Exploration Game

Secrets of Exploration Game is a self-guided tour that gives you a fun and interactive way to discover the city. All you need is a phone with an internet connection. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the information you need via email. Explore the city and engage with its surroundings while you discover the most hidden secrets of the city! To progress, you will encounter challenging puzzles, riddles, and photo tasks that will require you to explore the city. During the game you will learn more about the history, special characters, culture and you will discover many unique facts about the city of your choice. We uncovered Secrets that are unknown even to real locals! IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: intermediate - Duration: 2 hours - Tickets: You only have to buy 1 ticket per group (1-4 people). Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 4 people, you can buy 2 or more tickets. - To book this game you need to indicate a date/time, BUT you can start whenever you like. HOW TO PLAY: Book the Exploration Game, check the email we send you with the instructions, download the Loquiz App and begin your gaming experience! Discover the best kept secrets in the city’s historic center with the Secrets of Exploration Game, an exciting GPS-based exploration game! Whether you want to play alone for personal excitement or with a group of people this is the game for you! Playing with more groups will turn into a competitive experience, perfect as a teambuilding activity. This game is a fun activity you can do while visiting a city. Solve the fun puzzles and questions, complete photo tasks and more in order to score as many points as possible and gain extra clues to help you with the final puzzle. You can even earn a spot on the leaderboard! Our Exploration Game offers the maximum independence, you can play pause & continue whenever you want.

Gouda: Murder Crime Game Self-Guided Interactive City Tour

10. Gouda: Murder Crime Game Self-Guided Interactive City Tour

Solve a murder and at the same time see all the highlights of the city center of Gouda. Play this unique game with a group of friends or your family. You will receive instructions, a photo frame and an answer form in advance via email. You'll also receive a map of the city where the murder took place. The center is divided into sections where you have to look for a location where you can take a group selfie. Once you've located the spot, send a selfie via WhatsApp to your game instructor. If the location's correct, they'll send you the next clue about the murder. As you walk along the nicest places in the centre of the city, you will collect more and more clues about the murder. During the game you will have enough time to enter a cafe or shop that you pass and to admire some of the highlights of Gouda.

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4.4
(84 reviews)

E-Chopper Adventures: A Must-Try Experience!” My recent E-Chopper adventure with E-Chopper Adventures was nothing short of amazing! Here’s why: Seamless Booking Process: Booking through GetYourGuide was a breeze. Clear directions and competitive pricing made it a top choice. I appreciated the variety of smaller group offerings compared to other sites. Knowledgeable and Enthusiastic Guides: Most of the guides were excellent, personable, and incredibly knowledgeable. Their enthusiasm added an extra layer of excitement to the experience. E-Chopper Magic: Riding the E-Chopper through the scenic Groene Hart was pure joy. The electric-powered cruiser allowed us to explore silently while soaking in the picturesque landscapes. Hidden Gems: From charming villages to historic windmills, we discovered hidden gems along the way. Sunset rides through the polder landscape were magical moments. Overall, E-Chopper Adventures is a fantastic way to explore the Netherlands. Don’t miss out! Explore E-Chop

It was a lot of fun, you could learn a lot about Gouda in a variety of ways. A highlight was the photo you could have taken of yourself in costume and the cheese tasting trip at the end. The explanation could have been shown a little slower so that you could have spent a little more time getting to know each cheese. So you had to eat it a little quickly. All in all a great experience that I would recommend, thank you very much

Interesting! Good for kids and adults. Learnt a lot about cheese. Did it same day as cheese market. We really did enjoy ourselves

A fantastic experience learning about how Gouda cheese made and all the different processes. Wonderful to taste different types

AMAZING and very involved so kids and everyone will enjoy.