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Getting There -- Trains depart every hour from Amsterdam Centraal Station, via Leiden or Rotterdam, for Gouda; on the fastest trains, the trip takes 50 minutes. A round-trip ticket is 18€ ($29). By car from Amsterdam, take A4/E19 and N207 south.

Visitor Information -- VVV Gouda, Markt 27, 2801 JJ Gouda (tel. 0900/4683-2888; fax 0182/583-210; www.vvvgouda.nl), is open Monday from 1 to 5:30pm, Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, Saturday from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday (July-Aug) noon to 4pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.