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Gouda by Candlelight 2019

The city of Gouda is not only famous for cheese, but also for its annual Christmas candle event

Gouda by Candlelight in The Netherlands 2019 - Best Time
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Marc Samsom

Thousands of people flock to Gouda for the Christmas season. The yearly tradition to turn the streets and electric lights off and replace them with candles is an old one, probably dating to the 19th century. The Mayor's part on this day is to light a towering Christmas tree, given as a gift from a sister Norwegian city of Kongsberg, and give a special Christmas speech. It is magical experience to be in Gouda during this particular night.

Gouda by Candlelight in The Netherlands - Best Season 2019
Best time for Gouda by Candlelight in The Netherlands 2019