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Church of St. John

Achter de Kerk 16 | Bezoekersentree Onder De Toren, 2801 JX Gouda, The Netherlands
+31 182 512 684
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THE LONGEST CHURCH OF THE NETHERLANDS The great fire of 1552 destroyed much of the medieval church of Saint John. Shortly after the disaster, the council commissioned the reconstruction of the most startling church of Holland. With 123 meters it is also the longest church in The Netherlands THE 72 STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS ARE WORLD-FAMOUS Entering the Church of St. John, one falls silent at the sight of the majestic space with the 72 world-famous stained-glass windows. That first experience will only get stronger when you see the marvellous light by the 'Dutch Masters' invading the Church. The rich history of Holland can be read in the large windows. It is a beginning of an impressive discovery along biblical and historical scenes of human emotions. Then you understand that the Gouda St. John is one of the highest rated attractions in the Netherlands!
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  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Achter de Kerk 16 | Bezoekersentree Onder De Toren, 2801 JX Gouda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Since moving to Europe, I find I like exploring different cities and visiting the Kerk's/Churches to learn more about the history of each town. St. John's church is a must see when visiting Gouda. There is so much history and the audio tour is well...More

Thank SweetCLV
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I am not a great fan of churches but this one is worth a visit. The beautiful painted windows are a must see when visiting Gouda!

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

On Sundays Saint John Church still is used as a place where the Dutch reformed community has its services. During the weekdays you can visit this huge building which has the longest ship in the Netherlands. Your attention will definitely been attached by the more...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Beautiful Gothic Church (the longest in the Netherlands) The inside is very beautiful. There are many tombstones and it's well heated, so you wont be cold

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

What a beautiful church, a must see. The organ is something, very large. Wish I could have heard it play.

Thank Termite42
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

My husband and I took the train from Rotterdam to check out Gouda for a couple of hours and found this church. The windows are beautiful and it is worth the small entrance fee. I really enjoyed stopping here.

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The town centre is compact and so easy to stroll around in a morning or afternnoon. Don't forget Achter de Kerk and the back entrance to the museum... you can sit and relax in the garden.

Thank rrosser383
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Beautiful outside. To visit the church you have to pay. If you don't want to pay (against the feelings of many people, God's home?) you don't get far. Only the door. Pitty

Thank Montse A
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Worth a visit to see the stained glass windows which are amazing. Good visitor audio system in different languages.

Thank Brian65
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The cathedrals in Europe are truly amazing and even 'small towns' have massive cathedrals that have taken centuries to build and modify. The windows in this church are truly impressive. I always end up taking lots of photos that I never develop as they don't...More

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Edcorbin
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Dear Edcorbin, The church of Sint Jan with its worldfamous stained glass windows, is open to visitors Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 17:00. On Sunday, the church is accessible only to attend a church service (10.00 and... More
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Dear iahawkfan93, The church of Sint Jan is located in the historical centre of Gouda. Most buildings date back from the Late Middle Ages till the 17th century, as do the 72 stained glass windows of the Sint Jan. Well worth... More
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