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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 interior

The church is located right off the main square so it is super easy to find. It costs 2,50 to enter... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dog whipper's chapel and pillar biters...

We enjoyed our visit to St Bavo's Cathedral. It isn't the biggest cathedral in Europe, nor the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Grote Markt 22, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 553 2040
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is located right off the main square so it is super easy to find. It costs 2,50 to enter but is well worth the admission. The stained glass is very beautiful and it had a very beautiful organ. It wasn't the most gorgeous...More

Thank erickert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to St Bavo's Cathedral. It isn't the biggest cathedral in Europe, nor the most beautiful, but it has enough interesting items of interest that it's worth seeing. If you go, be sure to look at the carvings in the lower section...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church has a flyer that explains everything. A good experience (and I've seen plenty of churches).

Thank Bernice G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful religious building on the outside but there are more impressive cathedrals in Europe ! What is really worth a visit is the splendid organ inside ( entrance fee 2,5 euros) . We were told that the one in Passau is bigger...More

Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their church's Müller organ is a must see on your visit to Haarlem. It is certainly one of the world's most historically important organs. Upon its completion, it was the largest organ in the world with 60 voices and 32-foot pedal-towers. It has been played...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Haarlem with friends and they brought us here! €2.50 allows you entry into this beautiful place of worship. The organ which was once played by Mozart was impressive as well as the ceilings! Beautiful house of God.

Thank Sainimili
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting church. For me the most impressive thing was the massive organ in the back that both Mozart and Handel played.

Thank Zoe Z
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A stunning interior! The organ is spectacular and has even been played on by Mozart. Through the reredos one can glimpse the grave of Frans Hals. The flooring slabs are unique. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this church almost by accident (wandered towards the tallest building in town). Entrance was only €2.50 so we figured we must go inside. Spectacular architecture and giant pipe organ once played by Mozart. Well worth the visit.

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 11 May 2017

If you have the opportunity to visit and tour, go for it, it's well worth your time. If you have the added bonus of hearing a concert (or even someone practicing for a concert), you will be in for a treat! The acoustics are beautiful.

Thank mariwana1964
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We plan to visit on July 2 and there is a concert on that day. Does the admission fee to the church include the concert? If not how do we get tickets and can they be purchased on line in advance?
22 May 2016|
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Response from Chambesy | Reviewed this property |
The concerts are indeed free of charge. All information is available in English on the website of the church. I can't put a website address in an answer on tripadvisor but you can easily find the site if you type bavo church... More