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Church of St. John

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Address: Achter de Kerk 16, Gouda, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0031182512684
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Beautiful stained glass windows

If you love visiting churches, whether you are religious or not, this is a must-see, as it is Netherland's longest church. The glass windows are quite large and beautiful. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you love visiting churches, whether you are religious or not, this is a must-see, as it is Netherland's longest church. The glass windows are quite large and beautiful. The church itself is not as elaborate, but the windows make it worth a visit. There are also tombstones in the floor of the church. I thought they were beautiful and... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can only say that Gouda locals is very lucky to live in this beautiful city .I can not find any words to tell this historic architectural master piece....

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful Church in Gouda situated in the back streets entry €5 ... a must do for Church lovers or just the love of Old Buildings

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The size and windows of this church were impressive and worthy of a visit. You will be wowed! We didn't fully utilise the audio guide but for the finer details it is useful. The team at the church were friendly and helpful too. Sadly the afternoon we went one of the organs was undergoing maintenance and the high pitched sound... More 

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Lagos, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The stained glass windows in the church are magnificent. If you get the audio guide (an extra 2 euro) they will explain what the window is about, some of the history of the church and change from Catholic to Protestant in the Netherlands. Well worth the time to see. Very impressive

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This church is absolutely beautiful, the highlight being the stained glass windows. They are intricate and stunning pieces of art. A walk around the church is also a must-do, there are a couple of tiny canals and a lovely small park that are totally charming.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Very close to the town market square, walk all the way around and see small park in back with a statue of Erasmus who grew up here. Fantastic architecture and atmosphere.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

This church has incredible stained glass especially considering the small size of Gouda. There is somewhat limited English commentary, though. We also got to hear the organist practicing. A must see if you visit Gouda.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Although you need to pay Euro 5 to enter this magnicifent church, it really is worth the visit. The glass stained windows are indeed a sight to behold and the grounds are immaculate. Well worth the visit.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The inside of the church is filled with beautiful stained glass windows which are very intricate. The inside of the church is very long, and you are able to walk all the way around the church. They do charge an admission to get in, and you get a guide to the windows and church. It is worth a quick visit... More 

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