Meet the canals, one of the six Faces of Holland. From necessity in the 17th century to today's recreational playground, many Dutch cities are built around canals: http://www.holland.com/us/Tourism/Interests/faces-of-holland/canals.htm Países Bajo, Dutch Cities, Dutch Heritage, Dutch Treats, Dutch Girls, País Bajo, Ain T Dutch, De Países, Channel
Stadhuis, Gouda. The Old Townhall on the market square is the oldest Gothic town hall in The Netherlands. Built out of natural materials between 1448 and 1450, it is now a museum. Every hour, on the side of the building, there is a little puppet show, showing the city rights being handed over to Gouda, as happened in the year 1272.