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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  • What a beautiful building with fascinating scars from the Catholic /protestant struggles. Interesting English language guide books which describe the history well. The organ really is something to beh...  more »
  • Having York Minster within walking distance from "home" its nice to have a look at other churches occasionally. Only about 5 Euro for two of us to enter, it was cold outside when we visited but the va...  more »
  • While visiting the St. Bavo Haarlem. ... what a wonderful place and what a beautiful church especially the famous organ is really cool. Particularly that the grave of Gordon here also
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  • Like any cathedral. Full of history, an amazing organ and a tomb of two famous men. Who had a great contribution to engineerinh and science.
  • Beautiful and peaceful place. There is a small coffee place in the church. It was nice place to take a break.
  • Great location! Attended an event here last Saturday (Somm wine event -also really great).
  • The whole Haarlem is worth to see but this Cathedral sums it all up about the tranquillity, quietness and relaxing atmosphere of this beautifully town.
  • Magnificent cathedral. The open market is great too! There's an Italian guy selling stone baked pizza, 5 EUR for a small pizza, very nice and fresh ingredients!