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Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

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Address: Grote Markt 22, 2011RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 023 5532040
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A step back in time.

This was a great tour with just the brochure we got upon paying our entrance fee. However, if you can get there when they have a formal tour, do it! Because we don't read Dutch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kelly J. S
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Orange Park, Florida
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Orange Park, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great tour with just the brochure we got upon paying our entrance fee. However, if you can get there when they have a formal tour, do it! Because we don't read Dutch and didn't have a proper tour guide, I think we missed much of what was in front of us. A worker in the gift shop... More 

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Velserbroek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

In this most beautiful Church in Haarlem you must go in december for Christmas. Is' realty-show fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We visited the church while walking around the main centre of Haarlem. There is a minimal entrance fee of 2.50Euros and we taken away by how beautiful the architecture of the church was. We were in tight schedule so couldn't spend as much time as we would've liked. However it was worth a visit if you are in the town.

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Hohenfels, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We have seen a lot of european churches but none quite like this. Interesting to see the graves make up the floor and the organ is pretty amazing. The staff were very friendly and there was information in english that helped with touring the church. Pretty neat place.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I'm not usually a fan of organs but this blew me away. Its huge and beautiful set inside the lovely interior of this church. Definitely worth a look if you are passing through. Its obviously still a community focuses working church too which is great to see.

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Thank Carys W
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Last Saturday there was a Christmas market in Haarlem and the Church had in line with the history a "breadbank". The church is always beautiful.

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Thank Robert v
Manchester UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Well worth a walk inside if you happen to be in the centre of Haarlem. The organ pipes alone are worth seeing as they are a jaw dropping work of art. The church is big, more like a cathedral but you can walk around it in 15 minutes or so. The stained glass windows are spectacular too - well worth... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

There are two (!) Sint Bavo churches in Haarlem. The oldest one, build between 1350 and 1500 is à gothic basilica with à fabolous organ in the center. Really a 'must see' when you visit Haarlem. Old gravestones on the floor. You can walk around. But the church is still used. When I was there an organ player was improvising.... More 

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Thank joke w
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

It is a nice local church, very touristic. there are no good explanations but the organ is quit amazing (Mozart played it) and the architecture is very pleasent.

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Pristina, Kosovo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The church has acquired a barnacle like encrustation crust of shops around its exterior. Inside it's mainly bare walls, but the choir is an amazing cacophony of carved grotesques, the vaulting and windows intricate and the organ opulent and well worth hearing, even if Mozart can't play it anymore.

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