Achter de kerk 2
2801 JW  Gouda

+31 (0) 182512684

Opening hours

2 March - 2 November
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00 h
4 November - 2 March
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00 h

Visitors who want to see the Sint-Janskerk on Sundays can only do so by attending a church service.

All fees include audio tour
Free: Museum Card (NL), Children under 12 years, Vrienden Sint-Jan, Rotterdam Pass

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Secret Gouda (29 June 2018)

The first mention of Sint-Janskerk was found in documents from the year 1280.

The church is closed due to the corona rules.

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). 

Dutch Museum Churches
The Sint-Janskerk is part of the Dutch Museum Churches. The most beautiful churches in the Netherlands that have joined forces to form the largest museum in the Netherlands. For more information, go to