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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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Church with great history

This impressive church at the “grote markt” (Central market square) is certainly worth a visit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jaapfun
Interesting church, phenomenal organ

If you're visiting Haarlem, the great church is worth a visit. The organ is spectacular. It's one... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Grote Markt 22, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday

This impressive church at the “grote markt” (Central market square) is certainly worth a visit. Great 17th century painter Frans Hals is buried here and the world famous Müller organ dates back to the time when Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played the organ as a child....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're visiting Haarlem, the great church is worth a visit. The organ is spectacular. It's one of the largest organs in the world. At one time, it was so well known that Herman Melville mentions it in Moby Dick. Mozart played it. Even if...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Great Church of St. Bavo’s is a Reformed Protestant Church and is located in the center of Haarlem on the eastern edge of the Grote Markt. It is just a 10 minute walk south of the Haarlem Central train station. Haarlem is an easy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful Cathedral, in the center of the old town. On Tuesdays the is a free organ concert. The floor of the church is mainly tombs. The interior architecture and the ceiling are especially beautiful.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the center of town, center of local history. Huge church with a massive organ, some nice decoration inside.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I leave it up to every individual what religion to follow. This is also a calm place welcoming everyone. Open to public and especially nice in between services. The floor is covered for a large part with big black limestone. Probably graves of important people...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent building with an interesting history. Like many former Catholic Churches, this one was stripped of some of its elaborate ornamentation during the Reformation - the notable exception being the gorgeous organ. I actually think the relative simplicity of this church building combined with its...More

Thank Gena C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to miss this as it is right in the middle of the market square. Worth visiting to see the organ, which is massive, and was played by Mozart and Handel. The Roof Screen also has some unique carvings which are worth close inspection. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside architecture is stunning. Be sure to walk all around the church as the view on the various sides is completely different and all breathtaking. On the inside, you first pass through a gift shop and pay a small entrance fee and then enter...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We specifically arranged to visit Haarlem on Tuesday so that we could attend a concert of the Muller organ. It is fantastic to look at, but even more so to hear played. The organist leaned more toward contemporary music (less classical stuff) but it was...More

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pennyharries
8 February 2018|
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Response from JWNewYorkCity | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to contact the Church directly or the local tourist office.
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Lanegra
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.
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