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  • 1 The Het Catharina Gasthuis Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Achter de Kerk 14 NL - 2806 Gouda

    This museum contains paintings (Jan Toorop, the Golden Age, the Barbizon and La Haye schools) and objects (intruments of torture, toys) illustrating the history of the city and its hospice. The bas-relief on the entry gate (Lazaruspoortje, 1609) repr..

  • 2 Gouda Town Hall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Markt NL - 2806 AA Gouda

    This south-facing Gothic structure from the 15 C has a heavily decorated sandstone facade flanked by turrets and topped by a gable with a balcony. The steps in front of it (1603) are in the style of the Renaissance. The carillon is located on the eas..

  • 3 St. -janskerk(Church of St. John) Interesting

    Religious buildings

    NL - 2806 AA Gouda

    The magnificent stained glass windows (16-17 C) of the Church of St. John are worthy of renown. Founded in the 13 C, the church was rebuilt after fires (1361, 1438 and 1552) and enlarged each time: this is the longest church in the country (123 m). T..

  • 4 Markt

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Markt NL - 2806 Gouda

    The town hall, with its characteristic tall silhouette, dominates the central square. The square houses several markets, notably the cheese market. No. 27, the "Arti Legi" building, houses the office of tourism.

  • 5 Waag (Town Hall)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 2806 Gouda

    This classical structure was built in 1668 by Pieter Post. Its facade is decorated with a bas-relief representing the weighing of cheese, which used to be done here. The Waag houses the Kaasexposeum (the Museum of Cheese), which presents an overview ..

  • 6 Jeruzalemstraat

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Jeruzalemstraat NL - 2806 Gouda

    The Jeruzalemkapel (16 C) occupies the corner of the Patersteeg. On the opposite corner, note the former orphanage (the Weeshuis, 1642), now a library, that presents a facade of gables and volutes next to gate topped with a bas-relief representing tw..

  • 7 The municipal park

    Nature and gardens

    NL - 2806 Gouda

    This park contains a mill (Walmolen 't Slot) dating back to 1832 that was used to grind grain and built on the site of a castle destroyed in 1577 (slot: strong castle). In the park, note the tree planted when Queen Wilhemina came of age (1898).

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