Low Countries

From 23-06 until 27-10 2019: Low Countries in Museum Gouda

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.

FROM THE RIJKSMUSEUM Between 2018 and 2025, the Rijksmuseum and five collaborating museums in the Netherlands are organising an ambitious and unique series of traveling exhibits. Each installment in the series focuses on one element: earth, water, air and fire.

Opening hours

Museum Gouda Tuesday until Sunday 11h - 17h
The Museum café from Tuesday until Saturday 10h - 17h
The Museum café Sunday 11h - 17h

The museum and museum café are open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday. The museum is closed on 1 January, King’s Day, and on 25 December.

Admission prices

Adults € 10
5 - 17 years € 4
Combiticket (Church of St. John, Museum Gouda and the Museum café) € 15
Museumkaart/ICOM* free
Children aged 4 and under free

*The Museumkaart can be purchased at the admission desks in Museum Gouda, or ordered online via the Museumkaart website: museumkaart.nl

Address and route

Museum Gouda
Achter de Kerk 14 (including museum café)
2801 JX Gouda
Oosthaven 9 (including museum shop)
Tel: +31 (0)182 33 10 00

Walking from the NS Railway station
It is a 10-minute walk from the NS Railway station to Museum Gouda. Follow the signs marked VVV; from the Martkplein, you will find signs to Museum Gouda. You can use our entrance at Oosthaven 9 or Achter de Kerk 14.

By car
Parking tip: Q-Park Bolwerk underground parking (Sint Mariewal 3). Follow the Hoge Gouwe from the underground car park. Turn right at the end of this street (Westhaven), then cross the first bridge on the left to Museum Gouda, Oosthaven 9 entrance. This takes about ten minutes.


Museum Gouda has limited accessibility for the disabled. Disabled persons are advised to use the entrance at Oosthaven 9. There is a parking space for the disabled on the Noodgodsbrug, between Oosthaven and Westhaven. A wheelchair is available; We recommend advance booking of the wheelchair.

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). We have a small present for those who are unable to visit the upper floor.


Are you visiting Museum Gouda with your (grand)children? The museum offers various activities to make their visit even more fun.

Museum café

Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 - 17.00 hours
Sunday 11.00 - 17.00 hours

Museum café Gouda is the place to go for a nice cup of coffee, cake, and lunch in a wonderful museum surrounding. In the summer, you can enjoy your drink on the terrace of the beautiful museum garden, an oasis of calm in the city. The museum café is located at the entrance at Achter de Kerk 14. More information on: museumcafegouda.nl.

Museum shop

The museum shop is open from Tuesday to Saturday between 11.00 and 17.00 hours and is located at the entrance at Oosthaven 9. You can also access the museum shop without visiting the museum. Among other things, the shop sells:

  • Books on Gouda, ceramics, and art
  • Postcards and reproductions
  • Brochures and catalogues
  • Gifts
  • Artefacts
  • Bags made from old banners

We have little books, nice trinkets, and knick-knacks for children. We also sell related (gift) items during special exhibitions.

E-mail addresses

Do you have a question? Contact us at one of the addresses below: