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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  • This is an church in the central part of Haarlem. I enjoy the architecture outside of the building every time when I am passing by. It is really amazing for me with all of the figures and peaks. It is...  more »
  • It is located in the Centre of Antwerp. Impresses with its Majesty and because you can see it from different angles. It is a church of the Calvinist worship. The structure dedicated to the Belgian monk of Ghent's direct descent of several parish churches built before in wood, then in stone. Destroyed the last in 1370 due to a major fire, it was planned to raise a new one. The Interior is impressive and you can admire a large organ played by Handel and Mozart. Access is subject to charges.
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  • Beautiful kept Church, both from outside and from within. Much history and fun to see how the notables had their own place in the pews. Especially the ceiling and the organ (history!) we found impressive on the inside. The outside with all the small outbuilding is absolutely idyllic. You pay a (modest) entrance fee, which we found exceptional for a church (and we already have a lot of Netherlands visited-especially outside). It was very cold in the Church
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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!