Markt 1
2801 HX  Gouda

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 10.00 to 16.00 hrs
Saturday and Sunday 11.00 to 16.00 hrs

The opening hours of Het Oude Stadhuys can vary, for example due to events. Whether Het Oude Stadhuys is open on the day of your visit is indicated at the entrance!

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Secret Gouda (29 June 2018)

During the summer of 1438, a devastating fire reduced the then town of Gouda virtually to ashes.

Due to the corona rules, the town hall is closed.

The town hall suffered heavy damage. The town council decided that the new town hall should be freestanding. It chose a new location on the market field, which was little more than a sodden peat bog at the time. If the doors are open, in the old Town Hall you can visit the splendid wedding room, the mayor’s office and council chamber.

On the right facing wall you can see the carillon with mechanical puppets, which were added in 1961. The leading figure in the carillon is Floris V, who granted Gouda its town charter in 1272. Every two minutes of each half hour, the carillon will provide a lovely spectacle, as the puppets begin to move.