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Cathedral of Sint Bavo

Leidsevaart 146, 2014 HE Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Haarlem
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Victoria, Canada
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148 reviews 148 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

This is a surprisingly beautiful church. It has a long and interesting history. There is a charge of €2.50 to enter, which supports the conservation of the church. Admission included a useful and informative brochure. We had the good luck to be visiting while a noon hour organ recital was being performed - it was a pleasure to have the... More

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This huge church is the largest in the Netherlands. In the center of lovely Haarlem, as charming as it gets. See Frans Hals's tomb, beautiful organ, bare church after the iconoclasts had done their work.

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IJmuiden, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

You can get enough info about the church. It's a very old church, you can see that on the graves on the floor. In the summer they do church services and concerts. And they have a cute store. The entance cost 3€, which I think is pricey for a church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This cathedral is a beautiful piece of history along with being a gorgeous piece of architecture in the most historic part of town. Take time to look around as well as to go listen to an organ concert. The docents are wonderful and will gladly share with you their knowledge of the old church and its history.

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Crete, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

It is a really great place. We visit it with my wife and my children (3) Great for photography also. I am very impressed with the details that you can see inside that church. Specially the organ. Its a have to visit place for sure.

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Newton Stewart, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

If you like organ music check out the concert dates but it is possible to have a look round the building entry at the side through a small gift shop

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Beautiful Stain Glass Windows and the whole floor is made of tombstones from the city members long past.

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Williams Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This cathedral is really impressive, keeping in mind that it so old. The organ is beautiful and sounds impressive. The atmosphere is pure and make you think of forever gods and transient humans. This objective is a "have to visit" if you go to Haarlem.

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Den Haag
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The cathedral is really magnificent. The big organ is very impressive, The wooden ceiling is a pleasure to behold. This church comes with a bit of science. Foucaults pendulum is set up here. And on some saturdays it is used. The saturdays in december will all have the pendulum aswinging

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We arrived and the church had just closed for tours, but they invited us back for a free organ concert that night. This organ had been played on by Mozart and Handel. Beautiful! Inspiring!

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