Church of St John Gouda

Discover hidden treasures

When the light falls? through the church’s 72 world-famous stained-glass windows, you’ll realise what makes St John’s church in Gouda so special. Nowhere else in the world is there a church where so much original sixteenth-century stained glass has been preserved. These ‘Gouda Windows’ are one of the highlights of European stained-glass painting. Be amazed at the magnificence of colours and the lively interplay of light that lend this church – the longest in the Netherlands – its serenity. Stroll at your own pace through the church and learn, with our free audio-tour, all about the ins & outs of these beautiful stained-glass windows.

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