Getting There -- There’s frequent train service from Amsterdam to Gouda, with up to six trains an hour (some are direct, while others require a change in Utrecht) and six an hour from Rotterdam. The direct ride from Amsterdam takes 45 minutes, and a round-trip ticket is 25€. From Rotterdam it’s around 20 minutes, and fares are 11€ round trip. For more details, visit www.ns.nl.
By car, the town is just off the A12 expressway from Amsterdam to The Hague or Rotterdam.
Visitor Information -- VVV Gouda, Markt 27, 2801 JJ Gouda (tel. 0900/4683-2888; https://welcometogouda.com), is open mid-March through October daily 10am to 5pm; November through mid-March Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 3pm; and December 23 to January 7 daily 10am to 4pm (closed Christmas and New Year’s Day).
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.