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Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Haarlem

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View a source of pride for the citizens of Haarlem at Cathedral of Saint Bavo, an elaborate Gothic structure built during the 13th century. As you approach, try to spot the tower that rises above everything else. Renaissance and Baroque art decorates the main cathedral, including the pulpit sculpture, the tombstone of Bishop Triest, and the mesmerizing painting of Saint Bavo Entering the Monastery. If you have a chance to explore the crypt under the choir, more paintings and church artifacts await. Before you leave, take a few moments to visit the former sacristy, which has been converted into a museum displaying historical artifacts from Haarlem's Catholic past. With our custom trip planner, Haarlem attractions like Cathedral of Saint Bavo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We say this Cathedral via a canal cruise. It took 150 years to build I think. Just spending 27,000,000 Euro's to renovate one tower. A must to see.  more »
  • Absolutely stunning cathedral - the detail in the workmanship and the newer addition of a fabulous stained glass window merge really seamlessly together  more »
  • The church dominates the Grote Markt or main square of Haarlem. It is only used in Summer for services. It costs 2.50 Euros to visit. Large but nothing special!!  more »