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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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My favourite dutch church

This was the first church I visited when I moved to the Netherlands and for that reason, it is my favourite. I am from South Africa and a hindu so I've never been to such massive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was the first church I visited when I moved to the Netherlands and for that reason, it is my favourite. I am from South Africa and a hindu so I've never been to such massive churches before. I was blown away by how beautiful it is on the inside and outside. It's my favourite view in all of Haarlem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We attend the Thursday 0400 concert, and we were simply in awe of the gigantic pipe organ recital. The organ has more than 5,000 pipes that will certainly leave you impressed. As a side note, take time to view the Foucault pendulum to feel how the earth revolves.

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Harrogate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Wow.... this has to be one of the most stunning churches in the world. It has been restored to fantastic condition and it stands proud in the centre of Haarlem which in itself is a beautiful city. The church is massive ! its impressively tall with a massive courtyard that surrounds it. Inside it is stunning, the ceilings are so... More 

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Eastbourne UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A lovely light and airy old church with an organ reputedly played by Mozart and Hayden. There is a small charge to enter the church but you can see Frans Hals gravestone in the choir. They have a free organ recital at 4 p.m. which is well worth attending. There is also a little tea kiosk in one of the... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went to Haarlem on a day trip and really didn't know much about it. Went to Church of St. Bavo. It is very beautiful and impressive from the outside and even more so inside. Amazing to see something so beautiful and so old. Was amazed that the entire floor consists of grave stones.

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Alabama, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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

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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