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Grotemarkt, Gouda, Nederland, 2005[open in full screen]  

 
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Made famous by its cheese, this quintessential town has a large, unusual, triangular square with a beautiful 15th century town hall sitting in the center, and lovely narrow streets surrounding it.

Each Thursday morning between June and August Gouda’s famous cheese market takes place here.

  You can watch the cheese being weighed in the Waag (the weigh-house, small photo right) and being sold at the market square.

For centuries, farmers from the surrounding towns have brought their produce to the market. In other days square is just fabulous.

  This image above is used in our art piece with this quote - message: “the city needs to be touched to bring out the flavor” from the book by nigel coats, guide to ecstasity, london, 2004.

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