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Stadhuis (City Hall)

Markt 1, 2801 JG Gouda, The Netherlands
+31 88 000 1505
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Beautiful building

The city hall is in the heart of Goudas market area. When we first arrived it was surrounded by the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leeanne G
Halkidiki Region, Greece
via mobile
My parents were MARRIED there, in 1941!

OF COURSE, I was pleased to show my Sydney, Australia-born, son and daughter around and we were NOT... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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The city hall of Gouda was completed in 1450 and is the oldest gothic city hall in the Netherlands.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“cheese market” (14 reviews)
Markt 1, 2801 JG Gouda, The Netherlands
+31 88 000 1505
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The city hall is in the heart of Goudas market area. When we first arrived it was surrounded by the Wednesday markets. But by 6 o'clock they had packed up and we were able to see the whole building. It's nice to walk all around...More

Thank Leeanne G
Reviewed 1 week ago

OF COURSE, I was pleased to show my Sydney, Australia-born, son and daughter around and we were NOT disappointed!!

Thank joopmul
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a very nice City Hall on the market of Gouda! Old but so nice, that many tourists will take a look inside and outside the City Hall!

Thank Wijnie V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have your camera ready for the musical interlude as the door on the side of city hall opens and the mechanical puppets come out to play a tune when the clock strikes the hour, it is a treat!

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We had a short talk from the man at the door, then an information sheet, we had to choose a French one, as they had run out of English.... no problem for us but.... Interesting rooms to visit and a great view of the cheese...More

Thank cnb134
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Very beautiful, close to the cheese market. If you are in the area - don't miss it. The nicest place in Gouda.

Thank Motti B
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Dating from the 15th century this glorious Burgundian town hall has fascinating roof lines and porticos and adorned with exquisite decorations which is particularly visible on the side facing the church, This is a must-see.

Thank Constant_Discovery
Reviewed 28 June 2017

To one side of this building, high up the wall, there is a little automated puppet show that plays two minutes after the hour and half hour. It lasts for a couple of minutes. Fun to see.

Thank BOXtheFOX
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The admission is only 2.50 euros per person and it is paid just inside the entrance to the right. We were given a piece of paper with some points of interest, but it was a little hard to follow. It would be better if there...More

Thank Terri S
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The Town Hall in the middle of this small town of Gouda is indeed a huge majestic building which has been maintained well! Inside view is ever more important as it takes u back to the forgotten era! The basement is now turned into a...More

1  Thank atul g
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24 February 2016|
Response from OvdS | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Stadhuis is open to tourists Monday to Friday from 9:00 - 17:30. I do not remember the entrance fee but it was low, a few Euro at the most.
7 January 2015|
Response from joopmul | Reviewed this property |
Church??? There IS the St John's Church. ( St Jan), close to the market square with its famous former town hall ( where my parents were married, in 1941 and my birth was registered in 1943 and my parents' plans to migrate to... More