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Stadhuis (City Hall)

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Address: Markt 1, 2801 JG Gouda, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 88 000 1505
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The city hall of Gouda was completed in 1450 and is the oldest gothic city...

The city hall of Gouda was completed in 1450 and is the oldest gothic city hall in the Netherlands.

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Like a lego house in a big square

In this wide square this small little building appears like it was made with lego! Loved all the details including the very heavy door

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In this wide square this small little building appears like it was made with lego! Loved all the details including the very heavy door

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

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.

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Breukelen Ut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is THE real Gouda landmark if there is one place you would mention about this city. The numerous red and white shutters are very characteristic as is the stairs like facade. Worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We appreciated the carillon and moving puppet show on the side wall. An impressive building in a lovely town square.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Centrally located in the market area of Gouda this is a short but interesting visit. Beautifully restored this City Hall is still used as a function and conference venue. Historic elegance meets modern day usefulness. Exceptional value for money.

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Neutral Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Fascinating and beautiful building, be sure to see the King come out when the bells chime every half hour...looks like a regal cuckoo clock! Inside is worth a look, very splendid public rooms and worth alook for the modest cost of 2.50 euros.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Although you have to pay a small fee it's worth it to see this wonderful city hall Many of the rooms are now used for weddings. The clock on the side of the building is fun to,watch

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Stadhuis sits in the center of the plaza of historic Gouda. While you visit the small businesses circling it, be in place for the dancing cuckoo clock figures which will come out on the hour. If you can't tell which side, ask someone ahead.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Old city hall. Really cheap 2.50, little guide book and it's a self guided tour. Lots of history and original featured. Still used as a wedding venue and for meetings. Looks really impressive and had a quaint clock with chimes and moving figures on the side of the building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Gouda has a beautiful city hall and its smack right in the center of town. Sit down and enjoy some Dutch hospitality and a coffee, at any of the restaurants lining the outside of the square.

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