Thursday Doors – Historic Doors


Historic doors in Gouda

These doors are in the Spieringstraat in Gouda, The Netherlands.

In the first half of the 13th century the houses were build as part of the cityplan together with the harbour, the Peperstraart and the Groenweg. Located in this street since the ‘Reformation’ in 1572, but long gone and replaced by these houses, have been the Margeretha convent, the city orphanage and the Sint-Elisabethgasthuis, the abby Ten Viver and yet another abby the Minderbroederklooster

thursday Doors - Historic doors in Gouda

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. I find it interesting that there seem to be no colors on either buildings or doors.



    1. Geert Smits says:

      It has something to do with regulations for historic buildings. What I don’t know exactly but I will find it out. TBC πŸ™‚


  2. Great shot. Is Gouda where the cheese comes from? We eat a lot of that in our house. πŸ™‚


    1. Geert Smits says:

      Historically yes. Everybody outside Holland calls cheese Gouda cheese because Gouda is the centre of the region and we have the cheesemarket over here. We are more specific. For example the best cheese (traded on the market in Gouda) is the Stolwijkse boerenkaas; Stolwijkse farmercheese. And even better Reypenaer. If you are able to buy one of these you will taste the Gouda cheese at his best πŸ™‚

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      1. I’ll keep an eye out for those, thank you. πŸ™‚

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  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice one πŸ™‚

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