Roosendaal and Gouda, Netherlands May 2013

Koen and me in Gouda

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

At Arie and Petra’s in Roosendaal

 

Mom enjoying her tea

Mom enjoying her tea

 

Enjoying our tea and coffee

Enjoying our tea and coffee

 

Chris and his father, Arie

Chris and his father, Arie

 

Chris's mother, Petra

Chris’s mother, Petra

 

Delicious sandwiches for lunch!

Delicious sandwiches for lunch!

 

Table set for lunch!

Table set for lunch!

 

Approaching Gouda

Approaching Gouda’s city center

 

In Gouda's city center!

In Gouda’s city center!

 

Koen and me with the 15th century Old City Hall in the background

Koen and me with the 15th century Old City Hall in the background

 

Old City Hall

Old City Hall

 

The Waag (built in 1667), or Weigh House - used to witches and cheese

The Waag (built in 1668), or Weigh House – used to weigh witches and cheese

 

The Waag, or Weigh House

The Waag, or Weigh House

 

Old scales

Old scales in the Waag

 

The Markt square, with the Old City Hall in the background

The Markt square, with the Old City Hall in the background

 

The Markt square

The Markt square

 

Gouda cheese for sale in Gouda!

Gouda cheese for sale in Gouda!

 

Old City Hall at the Markt Square

Back of Old City Hall at the Markt Square

 

View of Janskerk (15th-16th century), the longest church in the Netherlands, from the steps of Old City Hall

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

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

Achter de Kerk

 

Entrance to the Museum Gouda

Entrance to the Museum Gouda on Achter de Kerk

 

Getting ready to pose

Getting ready to pose

 

Koen and me at the Museum Gouda entrance

Koen and me at the Museum Gouda entrance

 

Meta

Meta

 

My parents at the Museum Gouda entrance

My parents at the Museum Gouda entrance

 

Hannah and Chris on Achter de Kerk

Hannah and Chris on the Achter de Kerk

 

Chris and Hannah

Chris and Hannah!

 

Arie and Petra having a quick cuddle!

Arie and Petra having a quick cuddle

 

Bakkerij Van Den Berg! Time to learn how to make stroopwafels!

Bakkerij Van Den Berg! Time to learn how to make stroopwafels!

 

First you cook the dough.

First you cook the dough.

 

Once the waffle is finished backing, you slice it in half.

Once the waffle is finished baking, you slice it in half.

 

Add the syrup...

Add the syrup…

 

And it's ready to eat!

And it’s ready to eat!

 

Slicing the waffle is not as easy as it looks!

Slicing the waffle is not as easy as it looks!

 

Open!

Open!

 

Chris's turn!

Chris adding the syrup

 

So excited to be making stroopwafels!

So excited to be making stroopwafels

 

Hannah cutting her waffle in half!

Hannah cutting her waffle in half

 

Lots of enthusiasm!

Lots of enthusiasm!

 

Mom making her waffle!

Mom making her waffle

 

Delicious!

Delicious!

 

Dad's turn!

Dad’s turn!

 

Petra preparing her waffle!

Petra preparing her waffle

 

Arie waiting on his waffle to finish baking!

Arie waiting on his waffle to finish baking

 

Chris enjoying his waffle! What a fun, surprising day!

Chris enjoying his waffle! What a fun day!

 

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