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. Make Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) part of your personalized Haarlem itinerary using our Haarlem trip planner .
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  • The organ inside is worth a visit. There is a small fee to enter. In the entrance they give you a pamphlet with some information about the church.  more »
  • If you are in Haarlem are you should really just walk in. A beautiful, gigantic large church. You are there so through it, but definitely worth it. And for 2.50 you do not.
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  • At the centre of Haarlem stands the St. Bavo church. Upon entering the building you are awed by the size of the place and more specifically by the amazing organ that adorns one end. A great place to w...  more »
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  • Very interesting features in this Cathedral including the ornate wood paneled ceiling, a must see if you are visiting Haarlem. The cathedral is protestant as well which is unusual in mainland Europe. It also contains a famous organ, which in the Netherlands, can mean many things...
  • Beautiful and huge old building. Nearby to many restauranta and caffes
  • A cathedral set in the heart of town. €2.50 for entrance fee, simple brochure to explain history. A pleasant visit.
  • Make sure you include the St Bavo Church into your itinerary if visiting the quaint city of Haarlem. The organ (played once by Mozart) is definitely the centrepiece in the church and cannot be missed.
  • Great experience visiting the historic church. Beautiful .AD 1347 to 1351 the present church was constructed. Before that the old church was damaged by fire(1347-1351).The tower of the church is huge and rests on four big pillars.Great artistic displays inside. Ship models of 16th- 17th centuries are a artistic masterpiece so are so many other wall displays.The safe here dates back to 15th century,and it contained amount other things the city rights of Haarlem. The orphan box,Holy Ghost bench,Christian Muller organ which was played by Mozart and Handel,Brass lectern,Dog-whippers chapel,The Christmas chapel,Mary's chapel,Brewers chapel can all be seen inside this historic cathedral.There are services here during summer season. Now preserved for next generations.A must see church in Haarlem,Amsterdam to understand the elegance and history of this great nation.

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