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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,414 contributions
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
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, GA1,380 contributions
Sep 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
Sep 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 Netherlands959 contributions
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, OR1,983 contributions
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, India6,724 contributions
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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franckydoudou
Ambilly, France529 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
very beautiful "church", I dont know if it is still consecrated as when we visited there was no bunches and there is a bar inside ...?!
but architecture is neat and a paint on wood ceiling underthe nef is worth a visit
Written 28 May 2019
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Sallyrb2014
London, UK195 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
There is little to see in this huge empty church. However, there is a coffee shop for tired travellers.
Written 20 May 2019
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Joanna K
Alkmaar, The Netherlands176 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
I really love going there for classic music concerts. You feel like traveling through the time and place! Also i hope you didn't miss the 500 celebration when you could climp on the roof! The view was spetacular!
Written 23 January 2019
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