Historic Highlights at the city scale model (ENG)

4 april 2024
Ticket fee5 euro

Marvel at the detailed model of the city in 1562 and discover how the city of Gouda has developed over the centuries. Museum Gouda's guide will take you through the highlights of the city's turbulent history.

With the interactive city model, take a leap into the past and travel to 1562. Meet the wealthy brewer Dirck van Reynegom. See how Anna Mantgens is harassed and her attacker punished. Find out why the colossal church (Sint-Janskerk) is in ruins. Or find out how the city is defended.

The model of Gouda is already impressive, but with the guide's explanations and the interactive tool, the stories of the city really come to life. Wander through the city, discover, look, listen, zoom in and experience Gouda in the sixteenth century. A life-size timeline tells you everything about the history of Gouda from its earliest beginnings in the year 1000, using beautiful illustrations, to the present day. After your visit, you'll see the city with different eyes.

Tickets are available at the museum box office.


Our museum has two entrances. If you come especially for the model, we advise you to come to the entrance Achter de Kerk (behind the Sint-Janskerk).