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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  • On the middle of the market square you will find the Sint-bavokerk when the Skyline of Haarlem. The dimensions of the Church are among the largest in Netherlands and the organ of the Church is very impressive. In the church you can find the tomb of Frans Hals, perhaps the most famous h.
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  • The entire city of Haarlem was built around this impressive Gothic Church. 2.5 Euro entry fee, self guided tour takes about 30 mins. Organ is absolutely massive and stunning. Several interesting stain...  read more »
  • I find this more a lovely monument then a place of worship like in the catholic churches and cathedrals. It is lovely. You pay 2.50 euro towards restoration they told me. The organ is stunningly beaut...  read more »
  • 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!
  • Most impressive Cathedral in North-Holland. The market square in front of it is a great place for a tattoo or festival.
  • While this is one of the few churches you need to pay an entrance fee, the inside is renovated and looks quite awe-inspiring. Be sure to take in the blue stain glass window!
  • Nice church, nice backstory of the place
  • Gorgeous, historical church. The organ is stunning. Mozart and Handel played the organ at this church. Not open on Sundays during winter.
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