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Out with a local

Gouda, Netherlands

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Experience hosted by Germien

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We're going to walk trough the historical centre of Gouda. I will show you the most interesting spots and tell you all I know about the monumental buildings, the people and the history of the city. I don't sugarcoat things, so I will not only tell you about the beautiful but also about the bad or weird things that happened here. This tour is also very beautiful in the evening.

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Meet your host, Germien

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 26 Reviews
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I am Foor Broer, a local and history buff. My family has lived here since the 1600's and I know Gouda like the palm of my hand. I am told I'm a pretty good story teller with a decent sense of humour. My goal is to show you how Gouda’s unique history shaped this great city, as well as to give you a personal feel for the place, the way only a local can.
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Where you'll be

I'll plan a route that will show you the city as it really is, and I'll take you to all the right places and people. If you have any specific questions or interests, I am flexible and can alter the tour. No prior knowledge of the Netherlands or Gouda is required. If you have any specific interests, just tell me and I'll try to customize your tour. My goal is to give you the best, and most personal experience possible.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Graeme
September 2020
Great to experience Gouda with a local whose love of the town and historical qualifications were much to the fore throughout the tour.
Jennifer
September 2020
We had a great tour through Gouda with Foor! He was on time and waited a couple of minutes before we arrived. Foor’s English was perfect and he cracked up a few good jokes here and there. We learned stuff about Gouda which we did not know before and got ourselves nice cheese to remember the day. He also personalized his tour with an artistic touch, because my fiancé is an artist. Which made is special and unique. Thanks Foor for a wonderful tour and to show my American fiancé what Gouda is all about!
We had a great tour through Gouda with Foor! He was on time and waited a couple of minutes before we arrived. Foor’s English was perfect and he cracked up a few good jokes here and…
Isabelle
July 2020
Visite très intéressante par Four qui a beaucoup d'anecdotes, d'humour ; un regard personnel sur des éléments variés qu'il sait rendre accessibles et intéressants. Il était à l'écoute et généreux.
Shaolin
January 2020
We walked around Gouda with Foor. He was fantastic. We learned so much about Gouda we would have never known if we tried to explore on our own. During our trip to Europe we visited many towns in The Netherlands, as well as Paris and Belgium, but this small tour was definitely one of the greatest highlights of the trip. Foor knows what he's talking about, is very friendly, and has some great little stories about Gouda.
We walked around Gouda with Foor. He was fantastic. We learned so much about Gouda we would have never known if we tried to explore on our own. During our trip to Europe we visited…
Dirk
December 2019
Unser Stadtrundgang fand mit Broer (hoffe wir haben uns den Namen richtig gemerkt) statt. Ein ganz besonders charismatischer Mensch - mit viel Witz und Wissen berichtet er voller Hingabe über die Geschichte von Gouda, immer wieder gespickt mit Anekdoten aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Wir haben seine Gesellschaft sehr genossen und empfehlen ihn uneingeschränkt weiter.
Unser Stadtrundgang fand mit Broer (hoffe wir haben uns den Namen richtig gemerkt) statt. Ein ganz besonders charismatischer Mensch - mit viel Witz und Wissen berichtet er voller H…
Susan
November 2019
Foor our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our time learning about the towns history. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about this beautiful town.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

A bottle of water and an umbrella if it is rainy. I also recomend proper walking shoes and advise against heels, since the streets are rarely flat and level. shoes and advise against heels, since the streets are rarely flat and leve