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Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

Grote Markt 22, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 553 2040
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Haarlem history

The huge church stands imposingly at one end of Haarlem's grote market in the centre of Haarlem.It... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Richard S
Portland, Australia
It was good enough for Mozart!

A lofty church which dominates the Market Square. Better out than in with the exception of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian B
Oundle, United Kingdom
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Grote Markt 22, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 553 2040
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The huge church stands imposingly at one end of Haarlem's grote market in the centre of Haarlem.It is a very imposing building,and like a lot of churches has changed from a catholic to a Protestant church. There was a small entry fee of 2.50 euros....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lofty church which dominates the Market Square. Better out than in with the exception of the organ which as glorious to see as it is to hear. Visiting on the heritage week end in September, i was able to hear the instrument demonstrated and...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sint Bavo Church is a beautiful church. It has an impressive choir and a very interesting organ, the Muller Organ. One of the two best organs in the world. The view from the tower is beautiful, but you have to make reservations in advance....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free entry because of open monuments day. Normal entryfee 2.50 euro (adult). It's a nice big church. The walls are lined with boards about rivers and other stuff. This ruins the church feel and you can't look along the walls. The organ is on full...More

Thank fiona v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a magical place to see and feel the history of the church, the organ. Going on a Sunday afternoon meant seeing the church in full use. Wonderful!

Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only is this an amazing church, the pipe organ (more than 5,000 pipes) is something to behold and then experience by attending a concert.

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Great St. Bavo, one of the two beautiful churches Haarlem has! This one is located in the old centre of town and dates back to 1400, a real old one!! Definitely worth a quick visit when you are in town. It was once built...More

Thank Chitra28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful church h set in the heart of Haarlem with a fascinating history. Well worth the entrance fee. We were lucky enough to attend an organ recital which made the visit even more special.

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everybody visiting this nice city should take a look inside this beautiful church. It is a building from the 16th century. The floor consists entirely of gravestones, the oldest of which dates from the 15 th century. Church services are regularly held in the summer....More

Thank Godineke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An attractive house of worship welcoming visitors and regulars alike. The floor consists of hundreds of stone burial slabs. Faded letters and symbols reminds us that nothing lasts forever.

Thank Steven T
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Response from Chambesy | Reviewed this property |
The concerts are indeed free of charge. All information is available in English on the website of the church. I can't put a website address in an answer on tripadvisor but you can easily find the site if you type bavo church... More