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Church of St. John

Address: Achter de Kerk 16, Gouda, The Netherlands
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Gouda
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Gouda, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Try to combine this with a visit to the cheesemarket on Thursday morning! In China they made a replica of this building.

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kenilworth
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This Church is well worth visiting if you are in Gouda. It contains some fascinating stained glass windows - some dating back to pre-reformation days. Luckily when the Church became Protestant they decided not to destroy the windows but added to them. The depth and detail of the windows make them so much more interesting than some church windows. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

This beautiful church has some fascinating work going on at the moment. The work is being done to do some reinforcements on the structure but they have put windows into the work area so you can do some proper nosing about. There is also a slides how of some of the things they have found. The only disappointing thing about... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Worth a trip! Lots of renovation going on, but it was a great chance to see historic renovation in action. It has very nice restrooms inside the church. A small word of advice, bring your phone or a small flashlight with you to the restrooms. The toilets are very well lit but they are on a motion sensor system. They... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Sint Janskerk was such an unexpected treat. I don't know how you ended up in Gouda but since you did, go here. The stained glass is just glorious as is the architecture. Best part? When we were here there was a show of the contemporary Dutch artist Willem Hesseling which was exceptional.

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Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I had not done my homework before visiting this church in Gouda, but a fellow traveller on our trip mentioned how impressed he had been with it, so with that, I was excited to see it. If you love stained glass, this is the church to see (perhaps also the little chapel in Paris---Sainte Chapelle, which is also a historical... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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49 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
118 helpful votes 118 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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Denver, Colorado
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134 reviews 134 reviews
35 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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