Church of St John, Gouda

Discover the hidden treasures

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Church of St John, Gouda

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.

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday (March to November)

9.00 AM to 5.30 PM

Monday to Saturday (November to March)

10.00 AM to 4.00 PM


Discover the hidden treasures

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.


Adults €10

Combination ticket Sint-Jan & Museum Gouda €19.50

Children aged until 17 years Free

Students & CJP €6

Museumcard, ICOM and Friends of St. John’s Free

Rotterdam pas Free

Audiotour Free


How do you get to the Sint-Jan?

By car

There are several car parks within walking distance, such as Parkeerterein Klein Amerika.

By public transport

The Sint-Jan is a 10-minute walk from Gouda railway station. Plan your trip at


Achter de Kerk 2
2801 JX Gouda
+31 (0)182 512 684