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Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

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

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Traditional Dutch Protestant church

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jeff R
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Jeff R
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Bridstow
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Kerri W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Yvonne H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Philip_Bolster
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a simple brochure, we learnt much about the church. Loved the timber ceilings and beautiful pipe organ. Someone was rehearsing on it and the sound was beautiful.

Thank Linnc83
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gothic style church in the heart of Haarlem. Entry is for 2.5 euro, you will take around 30-45 minutes to view its painted glass, beautiful architecture and interiors. You should not miss its gift shop, I bought special items from there that I did not find in any souvenirs shop in whole Holland!

Thank Eman M
Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing church in the main square. Huge and impressive, it's the main attraction of the city. Gigantic in the outside, nice in the inside. Don't miss it for any reason.

Thank Davide G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

2.5 euro entry per person. The entire floor is made up of tombs! There is an enormous organ inside which is awe inspiring. We were there on a Thursday afternoon and the organ was being used. There is are some impressive stained glass windows throughout the church, as well as a few historical items. Gift shop has some lovely items... More 

Thank Emma R
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

One of large cathedrals in Holland. Not as special as the Notre Dame, St. Pauls, Sagrade Familia, but when in Haarlem certainly worth the visit.

Thank Wilbert P

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