Museum Gouda has a unique collection. From 16th-century altar pieces, 17th-century militia group portraits to French and Dutch paintings from the 19th century (The Hague School). Take a leap into the past and travel back in time to 1562 with the interactive city model. You can also enjoy the famous Gouda pottery, known as Gouds plateel, as well as the large open depot with clay pipes, modern art, silverware and many other objects. Gouda starts here! In addition to the permanent collection, there are also temporary exhibitions:
- Cool Waters (until October 24, 2021), Museum Gouda hosts the exhibition Cool Waters (Koele Wateren): a selection of paintings from the collection of the Rijksmuseum. Four centuries of art, starring water as both friend and foe.
- Changing perspectives (until January 9, 2022), This exhibition is all about observing attentively. We subject works of art of Museum Gouda to all kinds of glances.
- Candlelight (November 13, 2021 to April 10, 2022): A journey through centuries of candlelight in art.