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Museum Gouda

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Address: Oosthaven 9 | Achter de Kerk 14, 2801 JX Gouda, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0182 331 000
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It is an interesting museum with a nice collection. Form different periods. The chapel has some medieval art, the building is histrorical and very good olace for children as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2016
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Statesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

The special exhibit about Erasmus was well worth the visit. The permanent collection has many old Dutch paintings as well as some impressive contemporary art. The ceramic collection was incredible. Worth a visit.

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MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

There is a special exhibit on Erasmus that is a must see if you are in Gouda. The exhibit is there until the end of June 2016. They have special listening devices in most languages. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I found the Erasmus exhibition interesting and better than the permanent collection. An extra 3 euro if you are a holder of The Netherlands Museum card, and you get a free audio for the exhibition. Huge collection of ceramics in the permanent collection. Had lunch in the courtyard looking at the church in the sun...lovely.

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Zuid-Holland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

It is an interesting museum with a nice collection. Form different periods. The chapel has some medieval art, the building is histrorical and very good olace for children as well, as the have a basement where chikdren can play and draw.

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Thank Hnoor
Bodrum, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

You will discover the beauty inside will never come to your mind.History, nature ,art ,decoration!What a nice things to discover

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

A nice view of the life and world of Erasmus, 500 years ago, in a modern exhibition shown in an 700 year old building. The Erasmus exhibition will be shown till mid June 2016, but there are a lot more interesting paintings, pottery, etc. in the museum. The museum serves also excellent food.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

The Cheese Museum was closed the day we went to Gouda, but the woman at the tourist information office directed us to the Gouda Museum instead. Entry was pretty steep, at twelve euros, but it was well worth it for the Erasmus exhibit. I went in knowing nearly nothing about Erasmus and confused by the signs around town mentioning him.... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This museum is right across from the entrance to St. Jan. Its stated goal is to collect all (important) things Gouda. It has a wide selection of clay pipes, tiles, apothecary jars (and a reconstructed apothecary shop interior), and a good selection of known artists like Fantin La tour, Charley Toorop, and Redon. I think the most interesting and important... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Located in the center of Gouda, this museum is close to St Jan's canthedral and definitely worth your visit. Apart from the wonderful, medieval building which is a joy to look at, it offers a variety of paintings, sculptures and ceramics. It also contains a reconstruction of a 16th century chemist's and a small children's museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This museum explains the important of Gouda in the historical context of trading in the Netherlands. Well organised and situated in a very nice building. The café is worth visiting as well

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