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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bistro
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“Food & Drinks at “The Zalm” (translated: The Salmon) – A nice ambience restaurant where it is also very nice to have some drinks. In agegroup 25-45 this is the most popular restaurant and drink place in Gouda. Go see for yourself! The Zalm closes at 01:00 am, after that you can go to another club.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Lovely to bike there, it's about 30 minutes to go there. You can sit outside at the terrace at the water.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dinner with live piano music and after 11 o'clock (only on Friday-Saturday) tables are removed to create dancefloor.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“unfortunately closed on Sunday, but they have nice food for a reasonable price and it seems that the Gouda Cheese Soup is very good! try it. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Closer to home is a lovely restaurant just at the end of the street, under the old fish market looking over a lovely canal. It's chef is excellent and service is impeccable - it looks chique but they are very warm and friendly with delicious food & wine”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best kept secrets of the Goudenaars is this bright and lovely place just on the ring of Gouda... not busy & touristy like the center of town, this is sweet and quiet along the water. A great place for morning coffee, doing some work or feeding the ducks in the setting sun of the day. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Tapas restaurant “La Cubanita Gouda” – An “all you can eat” restaurant with all kinds of small tapas. Good food, nice music and most of the times a drink to welcome you. Price is really good.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
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“On the market square for more than 100 years, wonderful food and drinks with a nice terrace. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Steak & Cheese at “Koeien en Kaas” – Do you like good meat and/or recipes with Gouda cheese? Than this restaurant is the place to be. The menu changes with the seasons and all food is prepared with local goods.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Watching boats passing by in de "sluis" and seeing the skyline of Gouda with windmills and churches”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Heerlijke plek om te zitten, zowel binnen als buiten. Het eten is goed (favoriet is de Lende biefstuk met truffelboter) en een goede prijs kwaliteit verhouding. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Italian restaurant “Roma” – A very cosy, nice Italian restaurant. Let the chef surprise you with very delicious pizzas and pastas. I can highly recommend this restaurant if you are into Italian food. The price is really good. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“Ze hebben er de lekkerste koffies en heerlijk en eerlijk eten. Ook afhalen van lekkere menu's is mogelijk en het is maar 3 minuten lopen! Kruim bevind zich in de Chocoladefabriek waar ook de bibliotheek is.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Wonderful place to go, this breakfast restaurant is located in an forgotten Almshouse, from the 1700, very nice owners, good coffee and marvelous breakfast. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend