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“One of Hollands nicest cathedrals.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Church of St. John

Church of St. John
Achter de Kerk 16, Gouda, The Netherlands
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Gemunden, Germany
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“One of Hollands nicest cathedrals.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The stained glass collection is the best - worth a trip to Gouda. This church is VERY large. You need some time to go thru it and enjoy what it has to offer.

Visited April 2012
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“Shouldn't be skipped”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I agree with (most of) the other reviewers: when visiting Gouda, this attraction should not be skipped, the stained glass windows are really one of a kind (at least in The Netherlands). When visiting on weekdays, one avoids the crowds and gets to really enjoy the serene atmosphere here.

Visited April 2012
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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“One of the most beautifull churches in NL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Simply this is one of the most beautifull churches in Netherland. Stained glass windows are amazing.

Visited July 2011
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“Stunning Glass windows”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

The glass in lead windows of this church are world famous and of the best quality in the world pick a sunny day to see them at their best a must go place

Visited May 2012
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Reeuwijk, The Netherlands
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“Inside information: one of the most beautiful churches of the Netherlands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I live near Gouda, and it always amazes me how big this church is.
In the Netherlands the churches are very austere, but the Sint-Janskerk has the most beautiful stained glass windows I have ever seen. The enclosed wooden benches in the centre of the church are very special. The atmosphere of the church is serene. Outside, the street around the church is very quiet.
Behind the church is a quiet park and the streets are very old.Don't just see the city hall and the Sint John church.
Also visit the nearby Library in the old "weeshuis", the Willem Vroezenhuis and the Jerusalemchapel.

Visited June 2011
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