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Church of St. John

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Address: Achter de Kerk 16, Gouda, The Netherlands
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It's definitely worth the 4.5 € entrance fee to go inside and see the amazing stained glass windows. Beautiful church, lovely interior.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It's definitely worth the 4.5 € entrance fee to go inside and see the amazing stained glass windows. Beautiful church, lovely interior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This church is interesting in that it started out as a Catholic Church, was appropriated by the Protestants and to this day remains and active Dutch Reformed congregation, despite the merging of most Protestant churches in to PKN a few years ago. It's also interesting that the fabulous leaded glass windows were removed, packed and stored in a safe place... More 

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Minden, NV
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Absolutely huge stained glass windows in this place! Beautiful, but tough to photograph. Nice to note that there are free toilets inside the church too.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The tourist office in Gouda produce the most informative and attractive brochure we have seen in many a year. It whetted our appetite to view the longest church in The Netherlands - that sort of tells you the profit in cheese through the centuries. It is worth the viewing even if you cannot make the free concerts they sometimes have... More 

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This church is a fine building to see if you like historical and interesting locations that tell you a little about the people of the Netherlands. From its origins in the Roman Catholic tradition to the present Presbyterian traditions it has lots to offer the casual or the intellectual visitor. translations pamphlets and maps are available in a wide variety... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is the longest church in The Netherlands at 123 meters. The windows are the real treat here, the storybooks of the time for those that couldn't read. If you can, get a guided tour that will explain the window stories, symbolism, and various patrons included. Beautiful place.

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Really, my kids even were surprised by the rich details of the windows. U can use an hour easily here!

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is the longest Church in the Holland. with 123 mtr the longest Church and with stained glass windows telling the story of history as well bible story's.. it still being renovated but open fore public. You can spend quiet sum time here to see all the windows and the chapel.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Longest church in The Netherlands (123m) with amazing 72 stained glass windows depicting biblical and historical events from Dutch history. The two 20m high large windows are just amazing to see. The church itself is majestic. The audio tour is only €2 and well worth the investment. Appreciated the windows much more with very informative commentary. Extra commentary of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a nice church it is the longest church of The Netherlands. But its glaces in the windows are the most beautiful glasses in the world. The original drawn designs are still available in the museum next to the church. I live in Gouda and are proud on this beautiful attraction

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Address: Achter de Kerk 16, Gouda, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Gouda

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