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Address: Grote Markt 22, 2011RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 023 5532040
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check out the organ and the stained glass

The organ is enormous and grand and we heard it playing, which filled the church. There is also a contemporary stained glass window called Peace and Truth, which deserves some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

While the interior is not impressive as other European churches it had a beautiful pipe organ. There was an admission fee just to go into the church. We had just come from Vienna where all the gothic cathedrals were free to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The organ is enormous and grand and we heard it playing, which filled the church. There is also a contemporary stained glass window called Peace and Truth, which deserves some time to absorb and read about it.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Well preserved and magnificent with loads of history. The organ is especially noteworthy but we were not lucky enough to hear it played. I enjoyed my visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

St. Barvos is an imposing structure dominating the town square in Haarlem. Beautiful from the outside, breathtaking interior. Biggest organ in The Netherlands, 30 m tall. Lovely ornate ceilings. Costs €2.50 to get in. €1 cups of tea or coffee, so great place to sit and admire the church with a hot drink. Staff friendly and helpful. My third visit... More 

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This church has a wealth of history within its walls. The organ is magnificent and the church itself is lovely and very well preserved.

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Consett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A wonderful old church which just seems too big to be real. The interior is magnificent, the organ breathtaking especially if you're lucky enough to hear it. It's surrounded by the groete markt which is a lovely square with cafes etc. the whole place is very atmospheric. We spent a very enjoyable day in Haarlem. Well worth a trip from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Well worth seeing and right on the main square so easy to invlude in your discoveries..artwork is exceptional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you find yourself in Haarlem, visit this place, the entry free is only 2.5€ for an adult. It is stunning inside, it also has wifi, do use it and get some more info, for example, with reference to the only grave stone with the metal plate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The fact that Mozart had played the organ was enough for me! It's a beautiful church but the entry, also the shop, had a smell of mold which I am very allergic to and since I love those kind of museum shops, I cant give it a full five.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The church has a massive organ once played by Mozart and Handel. It has a few other interesting features inside like the boats handing from wires and tapestries on the walls, graves of Teyler who left his fortune for the pursuit of knowledge and science and Frans Hals, the great painter of the Netherlands. The floor is uneven gravestones and... More 

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Additional Information about Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

Address: Grote Markt 22, 2011RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 023 5532040
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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