Events and festivals are organized with great regularity in Gouda. Most of these take place in the center of the town, but you will also find nice festivals and happenings in other areas, such as on GoudAsfalt. The fact that Gouda has such an extensive programme is one of the reasons that Gouda won the prize for Best Events Town 2019 this year (in the category of up to 100,000 residents).
Of course, The Gouda Shop is always open on these dates. In addition, we sometimes organize happenings ourselves. For example, artists and artisans regularly come to visit and give demonstrations and talk about their profession and passion.

Events coming up:

29 November 2019 – Black Friday -> only in the fysical store, NOT online!

13 December 2019 – Gouda by Candle Light -> demonstrations in the shop by Dieuwertje Verhagen

In the winter period the St John’s stained glass windows are illuminated from the inside, a wonderfully beautiful image, clearly visible in this photo by Remco Gielen.
In 2018, the annual ice rink was placed for all around the Town Hall on the Markt. We are glad it will be repeated this year!
No new date has been announced for the Cheese & Couscous Festival, but this also promises to be something very special.
Gouda lends itself very well to city walks. For example those of Stadswandelingen Gouda, view the options on their website.