Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), Haarlem

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At Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), view one of the largest and most beautiful organs in the world, a 1738 Muller that has been played by musicians like G.F. Handel and Mozart. This capacious Pre-Reformation church was converted to Protestantism in 1538. Walk around and view the inner and outer details by yourself, or take one of the guided tours offered in five languages: English, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish. Put Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Haarlem vacation trip planner.
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  • The church is located right off the main square so it is super easy to find. It costs 2,50 to enter but is well worth the admission. The stained glass is very beautiful and it had a very beautiful org...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to St Bavo's Cathedral. It isn't the biggest cathedral in Europe, nor the most beautiful, but it has enough interesting items of interest that it's worth seeing. If you go, be sur...  more »
  • The church has a flyer that explains everything. A good experience (and I've seen plenty of churches).  more »
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  • Great pricing for a beautiful church! Have multiple languages so all can visit. Has a decent amount of history to learn from and amazing organ from which Mozart played. Great experience:)
  • Very nice cathedral. Elegant and traditional; very beautiful. The local market is a place to visit. Great to mingle with the locals.
  • Nice, traditional Flemish cathedral. The square is nice as well. Entrance to the church is ticketed.
  • Most beautiful cathedral of the Netherlands. It has the world's most famous pipe organ.
  • Best time with my mother before she passed here.