As part of the development, the monumental buildings have been restored and provided with a new purpose. The municipal monumental buildings on the Raam and the Bakery have been redeveloped into homes and the National Monument ‘the Clay Barn’ has been transformed into a trendy restaurant on the water. The monumental factory water tower from 1920 was a water reservoir for the fire brigade that increased the water pressure in the pipeline. Now the water tower is the smallest residential tower in the Netherlands.
Gouda Cheese Market
This is a spectacular historical spectacle that takes place every Thursday from April to August (except on Ascension Day). For the Waag, farmers negotiate with the traders about the price. And as it has been for centuries, the purchase is still handled with a hand. The cheeses are supplied and removed on brig and after the sale weighed in the monumental Goudse Waag.