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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
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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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
103 helpful votes 103 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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54 helpful votes 54 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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