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Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

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Address: Grote Markt 22, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
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+31 23 553 2040
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Very nice service in a beautiful cathedral located in the center of Haarlem The ceiling is very impressive so don't forget to look up when visiting. Knowing that famous people... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice service in a beautiful cathedral located in the center of Haarlem The ceiling is very impressive so don't forget to look up when visiting. Knowing that famous people for example Mozart have played the pipe organ makes it extra special.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressed by the size of this church in the center of Harleem, very nice also inside. Worth a visit if you are exploring the Amsterdam surroundings

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the majesty of the cathedral is felt as soon as you enter. The organ, on which Mozart once played emits a grand sound. There is a minimal entrance fee, well worth the price.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The organist was practicing while we are visiting - that was beautiful. Just 2.50 per person for the entry and the info sheet was helpful. I tried to imagine coming here every Sunday for service - quite a different experience for me as we are so used to our modern buildings! We also saw packed bread for distribution to the... More 

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A fourteenth century church, with a splendid nave and an organ , built in the 1700's which was played by Handel and Mozart.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Plain and a little austere on the inside but still worth the €2.50 entrance fee. Listen to the bells from the outside, and for free, and you will be impressed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I was introduced to Sinkt-Bavokerk during a day trip to Amsterdam. Having enjoyed a leisurely brunch in the city we took a train from Central Station to Haarlem, a journey taking about 20 minutes. We arrived at the station in Haarlem. It is worth taking a few moments to enjoy the design and architecture of the station before leaving it.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

What a beautiful church! St Bavo's is surprisingly light inside - compared to other European cathedrals - and the pipe organ is something to behold. Plenty of history in this lovely church too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, unfrilly, dutch church, wel worth the €2.50 entrance fee. It's always interesting to observe the dutch preoccupation with with how religion should be depicted and practised in a plain, almost sombre austere way. Being dutch myself it is interesting to see the difference between this, and the beautifully ornate churches in the south of europe in more catholic areas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The cathedral is located in the center of Haarlem at the Grand Square. I think it is one of the most beautiful churches in the world. Apart from the fact that Mozart as a small boy played the impressive organ there are a lot other historical stories.

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