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Sint-Janskerk & Gouda Glass

Achter de kerk 16
2801JX  Gouda

+31 (0) 182512684

www.sintjan.com

Opening hours

1 March - 1 November
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:30 h
1 November - 1 March
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00 h

The first mention of Sint-Janskerk was found in documents from the year 1280. It was named after John the Baptist, the patron saint of Gouda.

The first mention of Sint-Janskerk was found in documents from the year 1280, but the current church was built after the great fire of 1552. It was named after John the Baptist, the patron saint of Gouda. With its 123 metres, it is the longest church in the Netherlands. The church is also world renowned for its Gouda glass. These stained-glass windows, particularly those from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, display scenes from the Bible and from Dutch history.

Audio tour
If you would like to know the story behind the famous Gouda Glass, you can take an audio tour with expert and interesting information (available in Dutch or English). There is also a special tour available for children.

Erasmus window
Glazier Marc Mulders has been commissioned by Museum Gouda to design the Erasmus window as part of the Erasmus Year 2016. The window can be seen in the Sint-Janskerk, directly opposite the Liberation Window (Bevrijdingsglas) from 1947.