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St. John's Cathedral

Parade/Torenstraat 16, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
0900/112-23-34
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Den Bosch
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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bonn
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134 reviews 134 reviews
46 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We were blown away by this cathedral, supposedly the finest gothic one in the Netherlands. How loveyl to see one that has not had all the heads amputataed like most of the ones in France. And the organ is also amazing, taking up all the west wall. We were lucky to come in while a concert was on and so... More

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Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Visited Den Bosch last week for the Parade festival. Awesome atmosphere, friendly people and in general a beautiful city. This cathedral however is breathtaking. All the details and windows make it into a classic church and a must-see on your visit to Den Bosch. The tiny twist is on the side of the church; there is a little statue holding... More

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Bologna, Italy
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162 reviews 162 reviews
40 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral of Den Bosch is very nice. Admire it especially for the outside. Really a wonderful example of its style. If you are lucky, you can also listen to the rehearsals of its huge and famous organ. Too bad that we didn't understand (and apparently nobody had any news about it) how to go to the so-much-advertised tower.

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We stopped in Den Bosch just to see the cathedral. We do not regret it. Lots of light with beautiful stain glass windows, very well maintained. Weather you are Catholic or not you will enjoy this glorious building.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This cathedral claims to be the largest in the Netherlands; I could see why! It is huge and yet very intimate at the same time. It is simply beautiful inside. I participated in the National Day of Mourning on July 23 (Malaysian Airlines victims) outside the cathedral in the square. Very moving experience. I attended the morning Mass next day... More

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Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is one of the nicest cathedrals I have visited in Holland/ Germany. I have been here three times now and each time I am blown away by the carvings, altars and the special chapel to the madonna. Every time I have lit a candle in the chapel. So many cathedrals in Europe are dark and gloomy but St John... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Excellent tour of the tower yesterday with the "Vrienden van Den Bosch". The tour was about 80 minutes, showed us all of the machinery with clear explanations, also for our six year old son who enjoyed it very much. Time well spent, at a reasonable price.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Incredible architecture and magical feel! An absolute must see! Attend a catholic service or walk the steps up (if you are fit enough) and enjoy the view over "s-Hertogenbosch. Obviously this is a place of worship but they are used to people just coming in for a peek.

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Riga
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It is really magnificent Cathedral. We managed to be there on Sunday shortly before Sunday worship. When organ started to play I was completely astonished - sound was soooo massive and "clean". Really worth visit.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It is nearly impossible to write about the magnificent Cathedral. One needs a week to study it and one might not have finished it. On the last day of May iwas also full of pelgrims for the Sweet Mother of Den Bosch, a statue of H. Mary. I will include pictures and you wll understand

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