On 19 July 2022 it is 750 years ago that Gouda received its city rights. We will celebrate our anniversary extensively from April to September 2022. Gouda750 will start in April and finish in September with a grand week-long summer fest.
Highlights of the celebrations are, among others, the Sint-Janskerk with its unique Gouda Glass which can be admired in its original 16th century state when it was still a Catholic church. Discover the 50 variations on a famous Gouda icon, now also a ‘Dutch Icon’, located all around town. In July 2022 the main event of Gouda Water Town will be the Sail featuring historic merchant ships. Of course, the Gouda Cheese Market which showcases the ancient Gouda crafts will take place every Thursday until well into September.
Over the six months there will be big and small events; from walking tours in the city to expositions with a variety of themes, sports, theatre and many other activities. In 2022 Gouda is the place to enjoy your summer holiday!
Prior to the anniversary, starting in the last quarter of 2021, various events will come in a special Gouda750 edition. This includes familiar events such as Crazy Saturday and Gouda by Candlelight.
Are you coming to our party?
The festivities are for everyone, for all ages, young and old, for both citizens of Gouda and visitors. During Gouda750 the town will show off all its beauty. Together we will celebrate Gouda750! From 19 July 2021, the 749th anniversary, onwards the programme will be published in stages on our website.
Gouda is a time machine, you can take a step back into every century (Klara Smeets). For more information on the programme, go to: www.gouda750.nl.