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Cathedral of Sint Bavo

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Address: Leidsevaart 146, 2014 HE Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 235323077
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Yet another Church

Neither an interesting Church to visit, nor an interesting neighborhood. The Church is built in the early 1900 years, no specific points of interest for a foreigner.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
JanMeulenbelt
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Neither an interesting Church to visit, nor an interesting neighborhood. The Church is built in the early 1900 years, no specific points of interest for a foreigner.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Take your time when you entre this beautiful Cathedral at the Leidsevaart with her serene envirement and attent a mass when the choir sings; pure enjoyment!!

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San Francisco, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

OK. there was a lot of drilling and refurbishing going on, but still...it is not what I expected. Has that walking on tombs of forefathers aspect. Not well appointed either. Skip it!

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This church was our first stop in Haarlem, the size is really impressive and the outside architecture really different. Inside thre are some unusual things for churches like the small boats hanging from the columns. There is an organ that was played by young Mozart inside.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The church is beautiful. A lot of stained glass and sculptures to entertain yourself. There is a massive organ that was impressive. It was a small fee to tour it. It was good value. We rode bikes there from a neighbor city. There is plenty of bike parking around. My sons' want you to know about the outdoor bathroom attached... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I loved Haarlem, it's a gorgeous place and had a lovely feel to it. The cathedral is an impressive building- worth the visit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Highlight is Christain Muller organ which was played by Mozart and G.F. Handel. Liked the historical aspects of the church, some of which dated back to 1434.

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a beautiful church -- even though there is a 2.50 Euro charge for admission. The brochure provided the highlights and made our visit more informative.

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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Always nice to visit your own city and har5lem remains incredible in that. Great Church we went for the organ playing

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Fritz Creek, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Church with its stained glass is in itself impressive. And then the Organ. Purportedly the largest Pipe Organ in The Netherlands. Another one of the reasons to spend a day in Haarlem.

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