De Waag on Gouda’s town square was once the official weighing house for cheese traders and now has exhibits on the art of cheese-making and merchandising.
The building, dating from 1668, has a bas-relief sculpture of the cheese-weighing process.
Inside the building the old weighing scales were still there.
Another view of the scales.
An old gouda cheese label.
Who knew there were so many different types of gouda?
Out on the streets of the town of Gouda there are, off course, lots of different cheeses for sale, including gouda!