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Museum Gouda

Oosthaven 9 | Achter de Kerk 14, Gouda 2801 JX, The Netherlands
0182 331 000
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Ranked #7 of 16 attractions in Gouda
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
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London, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

It can be a little tricky to find, but has an attractive eclectic variety of items. It was once a hospital and the entrance is quite amazing. The old chapel is the first thing you see and there are displays of priestly vestments along with other religious artifacts if you are interested. They have a few large old paintings and... More

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Museum Gouda is a nice museum for people with specific interests. There is enough to see, but not really the top items. For that reason it is not so attractive for the big mass, though if you are really interested in art it might be quite interesting. Personally I liked the model of the old city of Gouda. There are... More

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Toronto, Canada
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70 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

An extensive museum that could easily be bypassed at street entrance. Attached to the St. Jan's Kerk, the complex is a maze of stairs and rooms, each one with its own surprise. A great collection of Gouda pottery on display, beautiful old- masters paintings from the 17th century. Also an interpretation of Gouda's history. Remember, this is a city museum,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We visited as a family. Cost 7 euro pp and under 18 is free An additional charge the sign said applies for the painting exhibition which we did not intend visiting of 3 euro pp. We had to pay extra 3 euro pp irrespective and furthermore for child as well! Explanation at the desk: If child can walk there is... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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64 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The museum is next to the St John’s Church and has two entrances. The main with a small shop is on the Oosthaven 9 and a smaller entrance is in the small street “Achter de Kerk” behind the museum. This smaller entrance is opposite the entrance of the St John’s Church. The museum is housed in the former Catharina Guesthouse,... More

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Lyon, France
14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

It is a good way to see the history of Gouda and the Middle Ages. There is nothing to dislike, it is a beautiful museum and the scenery is good with restaurants and a walk through the old city.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Liked the children's area,the Gouda pottery exhibit,the paintings,,a Jan Steen or two...and antiques of various kinds? The gift shop was very limited. The Cafe was most elegant though the service left something to be desired! apple cake is omnipresent throughout Holland and I have tried many.this was quite good and I shared with my sister in law.

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Mons, Belgium
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139 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The Museum is by historic standards not great, little available to non-Dutch speakers, but the whole building has a wonderful feeling, and the city itself contributes to make this place a nice visit. The proximity of the Church and the Town Hall make it a pleasant visit, as the building hosting the museum is maybe the real attraction.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

It is a small museum but very interesting with a combination of furniture and objects besides paintings from different periods.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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43 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

The museum has a nice entrance... a gate over the small canal, that allready in itself made me curious what it would look like inside.. It's a small little museum with some nicely decorated rooms, several objects on display and also several paintings. The museum is nice and certainly worth a visit, but as i have seen a lot of... More

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