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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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This is a huge church right on the main square in Haarlem. The inside may not be as ornate as some... read more

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This cathedral is a wonder, if you go to a Haarlem it is a must see. I'm a bit unsure if you have... read more

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

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
Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Cyraga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank likebeach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an interesting church on the Grote Market in Haarlem. Check the schedule for organ concerts that are well worth your time.

Thank Buffalo2go
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Both Bavo's i visited, the Big one i go specially for the organ, wich is one of the most beautifull organs i ever hearded. They give special concerts on it. The small Bavo has some dungeons and can be visited a few times in the...More

Thank theodorus w
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Dating as far back as 653 with the death of Saint Bavo, patron of this church, the present church was constructed in 1370. Saint Bavo has 1500 important and rich families buried within its walls. In the old days, shortly after burial, underneath and close...More

Thank JWNewYorkCity
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Beautiful church. Great, impressive organ. Look for organ recitals. Good place to take a moment to reflect and relax. Historic, Mozart played the organ here.

Thank HapyGuy7
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21 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.