Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk, Alkmaar
(4.4/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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  • This ancient Gothic Cathedral houses one of the largest organs still functioning. It is worth to consult about concerts performed on site. The Cathedral itself was transformed after the reformation in the 16th century in Protestant Church and lost all their remaining Catholic period ornaments. Very interesting are the shields of the noble families carved on the tombstones of the tombs inside the Church.
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  • Very nice atmosphere in the largest church in Alkmaar and there a visit costs nothing: always clean with you guys.
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  • Here StillAlive charity had with super collaboration of the servants of the great Church. They helped the external companies that for the decoration had to take care of the catering on a special welcoming and helpful way!
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  • The biggest church in Alkmaar, it's open to visitation during the week. Its not in the best state of repair, but still a nice example of an old European church. The music playing when we toured was John Lennon's "Imagine", which I thought was either ironic or thoughtful in the modern Northern European view of religion.
  • Free entrance. Impressive.
  • Free attraction. The had a photographic exhibition featuring the people of the asylum seekers centre of Alkmaar
  • Nice looking church, to bad got no time to go inside
  • The Sint-Laurenskerk is constructed in 1470-1518 and in there is the oldest church organ of The Netherlands from 1511.