When the sun shines through the 72 world-famous stained-glass windows it is immediately clear what makes St John’s in Gouda so special. No other church in the world has so much sixteenth-century stained glass. The Gouda Windows, as they are known, are among the supreme achievements of European glass painting. Come and gaze in awe at the superb colours and rich interplay of light that contribute to the hushed atmosphere in this, the longest church in the Netherlands.
Monday to Saturday (March to November)
Monday to Saturday (November to March)
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
We have selected the church’s highlights for you. There is a remarkable story behind each one. Ask for the audiotour when you visit, and listen to the stories as you wander through the church. Or take the guided tour, which will lead you to all the highlights.
Groups (15 or more) €6
Children aged 13-18, students and CJP-card €3.50
Children under 13 Free
Museumcard and Friends of St. John’s Free