If you’re wondering who owns The Gouda Shop. Well, my name is Tessa Halm. I have lived in Gouda all my life and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.
I had wanted my own business for years and, at the end of 2017, realized that there was no real, high quality giftshop in Gouda. A shop with items about Gouda, made by locals. The idea of The Gouda Shop became more concrete in the course of 2018 when I spoke about it with more and more people in Gouda. At the end of 2018 it was time to take the big step and I gave notice to quit my job as office manager.
The shop was finally able to open the door on 2 March 2019.
I hope to see you soon in my shop!