History of Goes
If you want to know how the people used to live in Goes, visit City Hall. They will tour you around the building and tell all about what there is to know about the last century up 'till now.
You can find City Hall on the 'Grote markt' in Goes.
Traditional costumes of Zuid-Beveland
On Sept. 3, 2005 there was a folklore festival in Kruiningen. We got to see lots of traditional costumes from all over the Netherlands.
In my travelogue you can see traditional costumes of Zuid-Beveland.
The 'goose' town of Goes (approx. 35,000 inhabitants) lies at the centre of Zeeland, on the Veerse Meer lake and the Oosterschelde. The municipality of Goes comprises the town of Goes and the surrounding villages of Kloetinge, 's-Heer Hendrikskinderen, 's-Heer Arendskerke, Wilhelminadorp, Kattendijke, Wolphaartsdijk and Oud-Sabbinge.
The town's rich history can be seen in its many historic buildings and monuments, the enclosed town harbour, and the fortifications around the centre. Goes is the only town in Zuid (South) Beveland and Noord (North) Beveland, and therefore serves as a focal point for the whole region.
Goes's markets and shops are well known among shoppers from far afield. What began in the fourteenth century as a local market (then, too, held on Tuesday), has grown into one of the most pleasant markets in Zeeland. On Saturdays there is also a vegetable, fruit and fish market.
"I love shopping in Goes..."
The shopping area begins at the market place, with a wide variety of shops. The small winding streets combine historic intimacy with modern shopping facilities. All in all, Goes is the shopping centre of Zeeland, and an Eldorado for holidaymakers who want to spend the day shopping.
Bike in Goes
Goes is a picturesque city of 30,000 people and even more bikes.
The people are very friendly and the community has blended in very well with the environment.
There are plenty of shops to hit here, open until 5pm except on Thursdays when places stay open until 9pm or so. Pubs and clubs however stay open until 2 or 4.