8 March 2023
On March 2nd, 2019, four years ago, I first opened the shop. So much has happened, from wonderful and enchanting meetings with new people, to a worldwide pandemic. In 4 years the shop has grown and I feel quite proud of what I have accheived.
And yet, the time has come to make a change. Despite the fact that the shop is showing a small profit, the time and energy necessary to make this happen is too all-consuming for me personally as well as for my health.
And so, the shop will close. Well, partially. The webshop will continue and a selection of the articles that are unique to The Gouda Shop, will be sold in the wonderfull concept-store Heb ik VIA (Lange Groenendaal 72a).
In the coming weeks, I hope to see many familiar faces for a last time in the shop. Come and see which items are availlable at knock-down prices or just come in for a chat. The final day will be April 22nd 2023.
Why do I claim to be ‘the best giftshop in Gouda’? This has to do with the town itself and how great it is. Anybody who has ever been to Gouda and visited the town’s centre, will know how pretty it is. They will be able to tell you about the hundreds of beautiful buildings, dating back to the Middle Ages (some are even older!). Visitors to Gouda will know about the great atmosphere in summer time, when the restaurants have crowded terraces. When you can enjoy wonderful ice cream while strolling along the canals. Those who have come to Gouda in wintertime will have experienced a town with many places to visit, to see the town’s history, culture and arts.
No matter what time of year you visit Gouda, the town is bursting with festivals, events and… unique shops.
The best giftshop in Gouda
One of those unique shops is The Gouda Shop, where you will find a wide range interesting items. I do have some souvenirs in our shop, but even these are special. The Gouda Shop is more of a giftshop, than a souvenir shop. As Gouda has so much to offer regarding history, culture and arts, this is what I wanted to focus on. And that’s why I am proud to state that this is the best giftshop in Gouda. The shop is brimming with classy, special and fun items.
You will most definitely find something if you are looking for a gift for a friend, a family member and of course for yourself!