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Church of St. John

Achter de Kerk 16, Gouda, The Netherlands
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Gouda
Type: Religious Sites
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Brooklyn, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I spent a few hours in Gouda on the way to den Bosch from den Haag. The train station did NOT have lockers for my luggage so I brought it with me to the church. The wonderful lady at the front desk kindly told me to put it in her space while I visited the church. Despite the major renovation... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very nice, we did not pay to visit but walked around and enjoyed the windows and the building are stunning.

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Absolutely stunning!!! A wonderful church with unbelievably beautiful and educational stained glass windows which will entrance you forever! The windows tell their own story, but you can seek out the custodian, some book guides and devices for assistance - get the custodian to talk to you if you can - well worthg the time. During the summer season there are... More

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Colorado
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112 reviews 112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The church is under renovation. The admission price of 7 Euros is too expensive. The stained glass window patterns and scenes are painted on, rather than being separate (colored) pieces.

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I have been a several times to this church, and it is interesting to visit it. The church is really old and very large. The church forms the center of the old city of Gouda together with the City Hall and is a real landmark. You can visit the church for a fee to look at the remarkable windows, but... More

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The church of St. John is a remarkable point in the city center of Gouda. It is world famous for the stained glass Windows, the so called: Goudse Glazen! It also has a carillon. In summertime there are special concerts with it you can listen outside the church. I recommend a visit when you are in Gouda.

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

Cycled to Gouda on a lovely sunny Sunday. There was a sign saying that the church is closed to visitors that day. Walked along the narrow lanes skirting the church and took some photos. There is a garden with a bust of Erasmus. Would have been lovely to go inside to view the stained windows.

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Syria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If there is only ONE thing that you should visit while in Gouda it is the St. John. Just imagine that you are looking at Stained Glass Windows made in the 16th century. And they are absolutely beautiful Get for a few Euro a tape with a headphone that gives an excellent story of each window. Yes, in English!. And... More

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Truly awesome stained glass. Even better with the audio tour. And ask the organ player to play while you're there.

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Friends from abroad love the city centre of Gouda. Specifically around Christmas time. Also visit the ancient Townhal, the traditional cheese market during summer time and the cosy terasses on the market.

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