Museums & Monuments: Gouda Area

Gouda long history is on display in many of the museums located in the city and surroundings (including Boskoop, Schoonhoven and Leerdam). You find information about them here along with original Dutch windmills and other monuments in this region of Zuid-Holland.

Kaas Museum Bodegraven
Cheese museum which exhibits actual tools used in cheese-making from the 1800's onward along with photographs and other documents related to dairy farming in the Greem Heart region. The museum displays pieces from the permanent collection as well as tempo...
Nederlands Zilver Museum
The Netherlands Silver Museum exhibits works which exemplify the traditional art and trade of silversmiths and silver artists which have played an important role in Dutch culture. Tue to Sat 11:00-17:00, Sun 12:00-17:00. Kazerneplein 4, 2871 CZ....
Gouda Stadhuis
Historic, gothic-styled city hall building in the center of Gouda Markt square. Built 1449-1459, designed by architect Jan Keldermans III, it has been renovated over the years. It is used to host special events today. Markt 1, 2801 HX Gouda
Sint Janskerk Gouda
Historic 16th-century church in Gouda city center renown for its collection of stained-glass windows. It is also the longest church in the country at 123 meters. Open Mon to Sat for guided tours. Achter de Kerk 16, 2801 JX Gouda
Gouda Cheese & Crafts Museum
De Waag (built 1667), the original cheese weighing house located on Goudas main square, is home to the Gouda Cheese & Crafts Museum. April-October open daily, November-March open Thu to Sun. Markt 35, 2801 JJ Gouda
Versetmuseum Zuid-Holland
The Dutch Resistance Museum of South Holland offers artifacts and evidence of human rights violations and subversive rebellion during the German occupation of WWII. Turfmarkt 30, 2801 HA Gouda
De Roode Leeuw Windmill
South Holland windmill in Gouda city center area, built in 1771. Open Thursday 09:00-14:00, Saturday 09:00-16:00. The adjacent shop sells the mills flour and related baking products. 15 min. walk from Gouda train station. Vest 65, 2801 VE Gouda.
Museum Gouda
Museum in Gouda city center, adjacent to Sint Janskerk. Religious art of the 16th century, 19th century "Haagse school" paintings and Gouda pottery of the 20th century. Outdoor terrace, garden. Tue to Sun 11:00-17:00. Achter de Kerk 14, 2801 JX Gouda
Museum Haven Gouda
Marina in Gouda for historic ships built 1900 and earlier.18 permanent berths along with some for visiting ships. A walking route map for the historic marina which can be downloaded in .pdf form from the website. Schielands Hoge Zedijk 1, 2802 RB Gouda
Netherlands Glass Museum
The national glass museum in Holland displays over 10,000 glass and crystal items dating from 1850 to the present. On the grounds is a glass-blowing facility where the process is displayed live. The museum can be visited by appointment only (reserve....
Streekmuseum Reeuwijk
Regional museum housed in a 1907 farmhouse which documents life from the early 20th century in the Groene Hart (Green Heart) of Holland with emphasis on the area of Reeuwijk and the lakes which were formed by the process of peat extraction. Artifacts, pho...
t Slot Windmill
Gouda city center windmill located on the site where the castle of the Lord of Ter Gouw used to stand, along the Ijssel river at the south end of the historic center. The mill is only open when the blades are turning. De Punt 17, 2801 PZ Gouda
De Malle Windmill
Built in 1804, the Malle windmill in Gouda was originally used to drain water from the polder into the river. At the time, it was the largest windmill in Holland constructed of brick. Open to the public Saturdays 10:00-16:00. 1e Moordrechtse Tiendeweg 3,....

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