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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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Nice Church, but not outstanding.

It is a beautiful old church in amazing condition. So much so, you can hardly tell how dated it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DorothyCairo
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Cairo, Egypt
Great quick visit--see the famous organ

Great quick visit. Get the guide and learn all about the beautiful church. Make sure to check out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
christinahO5389NO
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Grote Markt 22, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
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"mozart played"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a beautiful old church in amazing condition. So much so, you can hardly tell how dated it is. The organ pipes are a work of art, but apart from that, I didn't find it anything outstanding. But for 2 euros, worth the visit.

Thank DorothyCairo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great quick visit. Get the guide and learn all about the beautiful church. Make sure to check out the organ that both Handel and Mozart played. Very friendly staff/volunteers.

Thank christinahO5389NO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to hear the organ play when we arrived. The music echoes around the beautiful church. There was also some interesting modern art on display. Well worth a visit.

Thank FlossieDB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot to read and see here. Take the guide and walk around following the numbers and you will learn all about the place and more.

Thank Paul A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a rainy, cloudy day. The visit was nice and the impressions great. A huge church, changed ownership during the Reformation. No fee in 2017, free donation is much appreciated.

Thank hamo306
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is in the heart of Haarlem. Beautifully designed The church has a rich history. Inside the church there is the impressive and famous organ Entrance to the church costs money and is possible only during opening hours. It is recommended to check the...More

Thank Eyal A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Kings Day when all the Dutch had the public holiday so it was a happy orange melee outside but the cathedral had a calm festive service inside! The organ is enormous and the ceiling and lead light windows are wonderful. Well worth...More

Thank Gabrielle P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haarlem's biggest church, built in 1479, stands in the vast square of Grote Markt. It's allegedly one of the prettiest city squares in the country though unfortunately we were not able to witness this as the day we visited there was a huge, noisy fun-fair...More

Thank Dylaffyn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was pretty, but another activity was going on when we visited and there were a lot of things lying about for the performances. It didn't have the tranquility that I imagine it would have under other circumstances. It's right in the town square and...More

Thank Wendy H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On entering the plaza, you are struck but the sheer size of the church. I ventured in paying the 2.50 Euro entrance fee. Fortunately, there weren’t many people inside so I meandered around the church quietly and slowly taking in its ambience and immense history....More

Thank IanA63
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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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