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Church of St. John

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Address: Achter de Kerk 16, Gouda, The Netherlands
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Breathtaking

The architecture, stained glass and silence were breathtaking. The surrounding streets are serene and lovely. If you leave your heart in Gouda, visit the webcam mounted on this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The architecture, stained glass and silence were breathtaking. The surrounding streets are serene and lovely. If you leave your heart in Gouda, visit the webcam mounted on this cathedral for a birdseye view of the town square!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A beautiful find! Absolutely incredible detail in the windows. Huge church. Very good value for money too! A must see if in Gouda or the area.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This church is the longest in The Netherlands and has beautiful glasses. Probably the most beautiful in Western Europe.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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198 reviews 198 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We went to this famous church to, al last get a final tour of all the Galss in Lead windows. This one has to come and see. This is just great, including the story it tells. Forgat, you are in a nice city, and enjoy the beauty of the famous windows.

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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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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22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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