Gouda bij Kaarslicht

Planning to visit Gouda by Candllight? Public transport is the most convenient way!

There are many travel options to come to Gouda on Friday 13 December, however, public transport will be the most convenient. No foss in searching a parking spot and trains and buses stop at a few minutes walk from the town centre.

Special bus offer Arriva / public transport 

Special offer 13 December: Group ticket (Samenreisdagkaart) Arriva!

With this 'Samenreisdagkaart' groups up to 5 people (max. two adults and max. three children between 4 to 17 years old) travel with a bus return ticket from the 'Duin- en Bollenstreek', Leiden, Rijnstreek and 'Midden-Holland' to Gouda for 9,95 euro only! All these travelers also get a 50% discount on their first drink in pop-uprestaurant Gouwekerk (Hoge Gouwe 39)! 

This special ticket is valid from 9am on for the whole day in all regular City and regional buses mentioned (including R-net), except line 45 (Den Haag - Leiden). You may purchase the ticket in the bus at the drivers (payments only by pin card). The nearest bus stop to where you are staying, you may check with the easy to use travel planner, for trip planning from door to door. From bus station Gouda you walk into the town centre of Gouda within max 10 minutes.

More information at arriva.nl/gbk.

Plan your whole public transport journey, by train/bus/metro at www.ns.nl or www.9292.ov.nl 

Visiting by car?

Roads to Gouda might be busy on 13 december, especially to the centre. We therefore advice, when coming from the motorway A12 or A20, (exit Gouda) to follow the signs to parking Gentseweg. From the Parking area regular bus services will bring you to the centre at no extra charge starting at 4pm, and back from the centre to the parking space. The last special bus leaves the stop at the Flower kiosk opposite the train station, centre side (opposite official bus station), at 11.30pm.

13 December parking cars is also possible at festival and cultural area 'Goudasfalt'. Coming from road N207 (Navigation: Gouderakse Dijk 32) from 11am. The small ferry GEIN (service from 11am-00.00pm) will bring you across the river. Parking and ferry in a combined price for 8 euro (only cash), includes all pessengers in your car. Leaving the ferry, you may cross the street and walk straight on to 'West- or Oosthaven' where you will quickly encounter the first locations with Candlelight activities.

Coming over by bike?

Extra bike parking area at the former school at Herpstraat. You may not park your bike at other areas in the town centre this day. Check this map for more information.

Coming by motorhome/caravan?

30 spots are available for campers at the Parking Klein Amerika, Fluwelensingel 27. Electricity available, town centre at two minutes walk. There are no spaces for caravans in this parking.

When travelling with a caravan, you may contact camping/recreation ground 'De Kooi' in Stolwijk, Benedenkerkseweg 69, a village at approx. 3 miles from Gouda.

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