Museum Gouda

Museum Gouda

Museum Gouda presents the story of the historical city of Gouda. You will see unique, 16th-century altarpieces, torture devices from the Middle Ages, 17th-century civil-guard group portraits and Gouda Pottery, that is famous all over the world. In addition to the history of Gouda, Museum Gouda has an extensive collection of French and 19th-century Dutch painting – beautiful paintings by artists including Daubigny, Fantin-Latour, Israels and Weissenbruch. In addition to the permanent collection, there are also temporary exhibitions, such as Painting outdoors and Low Countries.

From 23-02 2019 until 20-02-2020: Painting outdoors

From the 1840s, artists head out into nature to paint the landscape. Until that time, such paintings were made in the studio. The little hamlet of Barbizon, south of Paris, and the village of Oosterbeek, located on the edge of the Dutch Veluwe, develop into popular artist colonies in the middle of the nineteenth century. The exhibition Painting outdoors beautifully shows how various French and Dutch artists give their own interpretation of painting ‘en plein air’.

From 23-06 until 27-10 2019: Low Countries

Low Countries is a beautiful journey through four centuries of Dutch landscape painting. Forty treasures from the Rijksmuseum collection combined with a selection from Museum Gouda's own collection show how the landscape shaped the Dutch identity.

Use a silver credit for this museum.

Museum Gouda

Oosthaven 9 & Achter de Kerk 14, Gouda

Opening hours
Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

January 1st, April 27th & December 25th

How to get there?
It is a 10-minute walk from the NS Railway station to Museum Gouda.

Regular price
Adults: € 12
5 - 17 years: € 4
Children aged 4 and under: Free

Important info
Museum Gouda has limited accessibility for the disabled. Disabled persons are advised to use the entrance at Oosthaven 9. The altarpieces, the civic guard portraits, the rooms with the temporary exhibition, the city scale model, and the Treasury are easily accessible. The Gouda earthenware and the French/Hague School are more difficult to access. Unfortunately, there is no lift in the museum (as this is a listed building).



Pick the size that fits your needs. And remember: no matter what the size is, every Holland Pass is also a discount card.


Immediately after payment you’ll receive your pass. You can start planning your dream trip to the Netherlands right away.


Your Holland Pass is activated after its first use at one of the many attractions that you can visit with the Holland Pass. Your Holland Pass is valid for one month after activation.


Get the most out of your pass by using it (either as a credit or discount card) at our 100+ attractions.



From Heineken Experience, the Amsterdam Icebar to sightseeing with Hop on - Hop off buses and boats or a visit to the Rijksmuseum. With the golden credits on your Holland Pass you can access these attractions or museums for free.



The silver credits on your Holland Pass give you free entrance to more then 50 attractions and museums. Take an iconic Amsterdam Canal Cruise, visit BODY WORLDS or go to the famous Van Gogh museum (2 silver credits necessary).


What is the

Holland Pass?

The Holland Pass is more than an Amsterdam city pass or an Amsterdam travel pass. The Holland Pass is an Amsterdam pass deluxe: it grants you access to top attractions and museums in Amsterdam (Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum) but also grants you access to the beautiful Keukenhof gardens.

Choose from 100+ top attractions and museums in Holland’s most interesting cities. From Amsterdam, Rotterdam, to The Hague, Giethoorn, Volendam, Haarlem, Utrecht.. and many more. Don’t miss out on the many beautiful places that Holland has to offer. And of course - we offer smart savings on ticket prices.

  • Holland coverage (incl. Keukenhof, Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum)
  • Fast-track entrance to top attractions & museums with the card in and around Amsterdam
  • And even more discounts available on other attractions, up to 50%
  • Includes a free handy guidebook


Book your Holland Pass now

Explore all attractions