Koen and me in Gouda on the steps of the Old City Hall
At the end of my parents’ visit in May, we had to visit Arie and Petra! After eating a delicious lunch, we were surprised with a trip to Gouda! I think most Americans know Gouda because of the cheese with the same name, but Gouda is also famous for its stroopwafels, a particular favorite of my dad’s and mine. While in Gouda, we made our own stroopwafels! What a wonderful, wonderful day full of surprises and treats!
At Arie and Petra’s in Roosendaal
Mom enjoying her tea
Enjoying our tea and coffee
Chris and his father, Arie
Chris’s mother, Petra
Delicious sandwiches for lunch!
Table set for lunch!
Approaching Gouda’s city center
In Gouda’s city center!
Koen and me with the 15th century Old City Hall in the background
Old City Hall
The Waag (built in 1668), or Weigh House – used to weigh witches and cheese
The Waag, or Weigh House
Old scales in the Waag
The Markt square, with the Old City Hall in the background
The Markt square
Gouda cheese for sale in Gouda!
Back of Old City Hall at the Markt Square
View of Sint Janskerk (15th-16th century), the longest church in the Netherlands, from the steps of Old City Hall
Walking along a small street called Achter de Kerk (Behind the Church), which is situated behind the Sint Janskerk, where Erasmus played as a child
Achter de Kerk
Entrance to the Museum Gouda on Achter de Kerk
Getting ready to pose
Koen and me at the Museum Gouda entrance
My parents at the Museum Gouda entrance
Hannah and Chris on the Achter de Kerk
Chris and Hannah!
Arie and Petra having a quick cuddle
Bakkerij Van Den Berg! Time to learn how to make stroopwafels!
First you cook the dough.
Once the waffle is finished baking, you slice it in half.
Add the syrup…
And it’s ready to eat!
Slicing the waffle is not as easy as it looks!
Chris adding the syrup
So excited to be making stroopwafels
Hannah cutting her waffle in half
Lots of enthusiasm!
Mom making her waffle
Petra preparing her waffle
Arie waiting on his waffle to finish baking
Chris enjoying his waffle! What a fun day!