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Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

Grote Markt 22, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 553 2040
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Beautiful

This is one of the nicest church I have ever seen. Beautiful architecture and design. Soothing to... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
sheronlee
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Impressive old church

If you head inside the church, there is a lot to see in a small area. The ticket office will give... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
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Grote Markt 22, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
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"pipe organ"
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"amazing organ"
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"massive organ"
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"stain glass windows"
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"wooden ceiling"
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"buried here"
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"small entrance fee"
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"entire floor"
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"mozart played"
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"beautiful interior"
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"gift shop"
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"awe inspiring"
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"worth a visit"
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"the main square"
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of the nicest church I have ever seen. Beautiful architecture and design. Soothing to hear the bell chiming.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

If you head inside the church, there is a lot to see in a small area. The ticket office will give you a pamphlet with information and history on the various different bits of the church. It's well worth going in and having a look...More

1  Thank kdm852
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

This church has a fantastic history! As well as having the largest organ (over 5000 pipes) in Europe, it has the benefit of having been played by a young (10?) year old Mozart. As you walk over the floor you are literally stepping on the...More

1  Thank Grant C
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

This beautiful church sits in the middle of the great market of Haarlem, and has a lovely steeple that looks for all the world like a chocolate pot. Get the brochure from the friendly ticket person which tells you what to look for, including a...More

1  Thank springlering
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

This is a huge church right on the main square in Haarlem. The inside may not be as ornate as some that you may see elsewhere, but it's size is quite impressive. The organ is beautiful and if you are fortunate enough to be around...More

Thank Ricmar60
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

This cathedral is a wonder, if you go to a Haarlem it is a must see. I'm a bit unsure if you have to pay a euro or two, we got in for free. There is a charming guide who took us round and showed...More

Thank Yellowcoat
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Something you must seen being in Haarlem. Beautiful church, which is breath taking actually. It's interesting from outside and from inside. Moreover - you can climb all the way up and enjoy the view from the top.

1  Thank Cyraga
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Overall a very plain church as it is now Portestant so no statues or pictures, but the organ is overwhelming. Would have liked to hear an organ concert, but on a tour so couldn's stay.

1  Thank likebeach
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Located on the central market square, it is hard to miss the impressive Sint Bavokerk in a Neo Baroque and Renaissance style. The whole west wall of the church is covered by a fantastic organ dating from 1738 designed by Christiaan Müller. Händel specially came...More

Thank Marijkedol
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

As a regular visitor to the Netherlands. A trip to Haarlem to see Saint Bavo Kirk was a must. Saint Bavo is in the pretty town of Haarlem and stands over the surrounding town, imposing itself majestically. A truly stunning piece of architecture. A small...More

1  Thank Richard B
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pennyharries
9 February 2018|
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Response from JWNewYorkCity | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to contact the Church directly or the local tourist office.
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Lanegra
22 May 2016|
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Response from AaronHarding |
Entering the church is €2.50 a person, which you can pay at the desk at the entrance. You won't have to pay extra to see the concert.
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