Stadhuis Gouda (City Hall)
Stadhuis Gouda (City Hall)
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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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Lisamarch
Chatham, IL1,830 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Friends
Based on Trip Advisor reviews, we only looked at the outside of this place, and didn’t go in. We were there at noon to see the characters on the carillon move as the bells rang. They go off at the top of the hour and half past.
Written 12 June 2023
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Ozcloggie
Sydney, Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Family
Of course I have special feelings about this building! My parents sat in the chairs there to be married. I attended the ceremony when my aunt was married there. I stood outside 10 years after WWII finished, as a schoolboy with fellow classmates to hear the mayor speak. I love Gouda by Candlelight around the (now former) town hall. There's so much history! I was pleased to take my then teen-age children there (born in Sydney). (We visited much earlier than 2012)
Written 3 September 2013
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,729 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I started my self-guided walking tour with the the #1 landmark of Gouda, its striking late Gothic building of the Stadhuis built in 1450. If you go around the building, you can see the scaffold used for executions: in the old days the criminals were hanged there and left on display for several days in order to show the citizens of Gouda what it means to disobey the law.
Written 11 November 2023
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AnnaClearwater
Clearwater56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2013 • Couples
We drove from Kinderdijk along the Lek river and took the ferry for only 2. 45 euro across the river for a short drive to Gouda. A lovely Dutch town with nice shops, St John s Church and the old City Hall . You can visit the Gouda cheese shop which sells the best local cheeses. Walk through the old town with delightful houses on the canals.
Written 21 June 2013
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conscienciouseater
Asia, Peru1,876 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
It’s an interesting and attractive-looking building from the outside. The interior has zero interest. In fact, the only reason to buy a ticket to get in is to have a view of the cheese market from the balcony, on Thursday during the season the market is on!
Written 10 August 2023
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Vince Y
Fife, UK74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Well worth stopping off here if you have a spare hour or so its not all about the stadhuis its just a great wee town to visit.
Went on market day so was good atmosphere,ate and drank for free at the many stalls giving away their wares.
Bit of a walk from the station (20 mins) but lots to look at en route,typical dutch town that makes our uk towns look sad and boring.
Stadhuis is a fantastic piece of architecture but as you walk around here there are many other noteworthy buildings equally as impressive,give gouda a go you wont regret it.
Written 25 December 2018
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CCF
Chester, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Beautiful Building, inside and out used to be the old town hall at Gouda, fabulous venue for a wedding or other special occasion, not suitable for disabled people access not suitable.
Written 23 October 2016
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Soehail Ali
Bristol, UK661 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
This city-hall is very historic and for most tourist it's something really special. But there are more of these city-halls and it's unused for the reason that the council changed the location since they needed more space. Nice for some pictures and around it there are some places where i loved to go as local (during lunch go to the garden cafe of the central museum or eat out at Angelio Divino)
But not more than that.
Written 9 November 2015
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Gouda
Gouda, The Netherlands42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
Very famous building in Gouda, a copy has been made in China. Must see when you visit the Netherlands! More information can be found at http://stadhuysgouda.nl/.
Written 20 May 2015
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mountainst
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands356 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
With great expectations we went in the famous Gouda City Hall, but we came out disappointed. One can do the building in less then half an hour and one will have forgotten what has been seen in no time. No the church (St. Johns) or the Cheese market are better/more fun
Written 18 December 2014
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