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Stadhuis (City Hall)

Markt 1, Gouda, The Netherlands
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Gouda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: The city hall (Stadhuis) in Gouda is the oldest gothic City Hall in the Netherlands and was built in 1450. It is located at the main square of the... more »
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Not to be missed on market day! The cheese market was amazing! Samples of cheese and other products!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Visited on a lovely sunny Sunday. Lovely impressive architecture. Had lunch in one of the many cafes fronting the square enjoying the view.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Classic Gothic in nature, the jewel of the market square. The exterior is probably the best part of the building, although inside there are historical exhibits of a local nature. The Stadhuis is situated as the centre piece of the market square with the Waag (Weigh Scale House) behind. Lots of terraces to have lunch and enjoy the view.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Of course I have special feelings about this building! My parents sat in the chairs there to be married. I attended the ceremony when my aunt was married there. I stood outside 10 years after WWII finished, as a schoolboy with fellow classmates to hear the mayor speak. I love Gouda by Candlelight around the (now former) town hall. There's... More

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Sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Great anno 1500 style homes and market place. Nice boat fare thru old Gouda. Historic and good views of old Holland prior to invasion of other cultures.

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Clearwater
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We drove from Kinderdijk along the Lek river and took the ferry for only 2. 45 euro across the river for a short drive to Gouda. A lovely Dutch town with nice shops, St John s Church and the old City Hall . You can visit the Gouda cheese shop which sells the best local cheeses. Walk through the old... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The Stadhuis is unmissable, located right in the middle of the Markt in Gouda. Walk around the entire exterior to appreciate the detailed architecture of this lovely old building and the great photo opportunities provided. Unfortunately there was a wedding in progress when I visited and I couldn't go inside to view the interior.

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Mons, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Breathtaking view on any given day, this piece of architecture seems more like sculpted stone lace. Make sure you have a beer or the amazing french fries across the facade to fully understand what makes the Netherlands such a unique place...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

An impressive yet quaint building. The red shutters and turrets makes the building look like it has been plucked straight from a fairy tale. Every half-hour a mechanical display is performed on the side of the building.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

These should all be lumped together as you walk past the weigh house on you way to the city hall and it is all very impressive when taken together. The city hall is beautiful and worth a visit but just experiencing the square, the cheese market, and the complete picture of Gouda is definitely a very good stop.

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