Grote Sint Laurenskerk
Grote Sint Laurenskerk
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Martin H
Hong Kong, China885 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
I'd been critical of two large churches in Amsterdam the previous day and as I walked into this church I had the same initial impression looking at some of the photographs posted near the entrance. However, going further in I realised that this is a grand church.

The ceilings are magnificently high and have some nice decorations. The organ is enormous too. They had some beautiful music being played through their speakers which set a lovely calmness over the church.

Unlike Amsterdam, there were no entrance fees to come in here.
Written 2 June 2023
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Richard M
Edinburgh, UK24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A magnificent building which is worth a visit. Please note that it is not open everyday so check opening times. As it is no longer used as a place of worship the church is now an events/concert venue. However the owners have taken great pains to preserve as much as possible the original appearance of the church and to explain its Christian heritage. I was uneasy though at the sight of a bar in the north transept. I enjoyed the visit but was conscious of a huge sense of loss due to its change of purpose.
Written 18 May 2023
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Sue F
Stanwick, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
A beautiful church with two amazing organs. The guide was very knowledgeable and was very generous with his time to share his knowledge with a family member who is an organ student. The largest organ was beautiful. The smaller one is reputed to be the second oldest in the world. Apparently organ concerts are held in the church and would be amazing to attend these on another visit. So sad that this beautiful old church is no longer open for worship.
Written 16 April 2023
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,978 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
It almost took 50 years to build this monumental church during a time Alkmaar started to flourish as a city. Completed in 1518 the church -for almost five centuries- served as a place of Christian worship. Since 1996 no longer.

Nowadays the building is used for cultural events like concerts and exhibitions
Written 21 October 2022
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Rudolf B
358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Visited the yearly Hielander Whisky tasting festival which takes place in this big church.
Great location, and one can still enjoy some of the interior like the arches, stained glass and organ.
Written 9 February 2020
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RC30319
Atlanta, GA1,413 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Yes, sad to say, but this old historic building is now basically a museum that holds concerts etc. However that doesn't mean it's not worth a visit. Especially if you are into architecture and how things were designed back "in the day". You can spend an easy 30 minutes here exploring a bit out of the weather and it's well worth the visit.
Written 6 October 2019
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Lopsock
Letchworth Garden City, UK81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
It is certainly very big - but is no longer in use as a church. It is a lovely graceful building, with some magnificent huge windows and a handsome wooden ceiling. There are interesting information boards in Dutch and English explaining the history of the church. And there is a bar, which seems a little bizarre even though the place is now often used for concerts. I’m amused someone described it as a “hidden gem”. It’s truly enormous and very visible.
Written 16 September 2019
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JohnSt_2
The Hague, The Netherlands963 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
The Saint Laurens church is right in the centre of Alkmaar and can be visited freely. At times the church is in use for concerts and when we visited the World Press Photo exhibition was also freely accessible. While you are here, you may want to feast your eyes on the 18th century roccoco organ. The floor is covered with 1700 tomb stones, some dating to 15th and 16th century.
I found a modern coffee corner and enough tables and chairs to enjoy coffee or tea and take a moment to take in five centuries of local history.
Written 21 July 2019
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,988 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
I really love going to Europes old churches and this one is no exception.. In this case it was enriched by an organ concert at noon on the day of the cheese market. You feel like you're traveling through time, gazing out the wonderfully tinted leaded glass and hearing the mighty sounds from the pipe organ.
Written 13 July 2019
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DrValliappan
Coimbatore, India6,759 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
This is a hidden gem amongst canal, boat rides and Cheese Museum. Very Antique (500 years plus) church. Excellent Architecture, with Gothic Arches and Stained glass windows. Still with regular masses at specific times (English and Dutch) for local and visiting Christians. Many tourists do not know it and stop with Kass Museum and this is right beneath.
Written 8 June 2019
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