After Cheese Market (Gauda's Cheese Market shots here and here) we continue our trip in Gouda ...
Please have a look my other Netherlands shots here and here (TrekLens).
Gouda is a city in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Gouda, which was granted city rights in 1272, is famous for its Gouda cheese, smoking pipes and its 15th century town hall. The Sint Janskerke also has the most significant stained glass in the Netherlands.
The town takes its name from the Van der Goude family, who built a fortified castle alongside the banks of the Gouwe River, from which the family took its name. The area, originally marshland, developed over the course of two centuries. By 1225, a canal was linked to the Gouwe and its estuary was transformed into a harbor. It is likely best known for its namesake cheese.
Please have a look more information about Gouda (here).
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- Copyright: Alex Shainshein (s_a_s_h_a) (607)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Finepix S7000, Hama UV O-Haze
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/105 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Travelogue: Netherlands
- Theme(s): Streets of Netherlands [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-19 13:26