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“Beautiful and impressive Church” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)
Grote Markt 22, 2011RD Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
023 5532040
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Ranked #3 of 38 things to do in Haarlem
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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“Beautiful and impressive Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Sint Bavo is like many Dutch churches- sober, beautiful and yet impressive. Different from countries like Italy, the churches in the Netherlands are not extravagant, when you don't know where to look at first. The churches here are simple and yet beautiful. Sint Bavo has an impressive organ and walking around the church feels like going back in time.
I hope you take the time to visit it when in the Netherlands.

Visited November 2013
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Manchester
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“Impressive cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

St Bavo is an impressive cathedral with a very ancient and famous organ. I think Mozart or someone played it.

Some differences about St Bavo. It is mostly brick, because Holland has no local stone. All of the stained glass windows have been destroyed, because of the iconoclasm of the Protestant Reformation. That was the only downside of the Reformation, in that a lot of artwork was destroyed.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful ceilings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

The cathedral is very well kept up with beautiful stain glass windows, massive organ and spectacular ceilings. It only cost 2.5 euro to enter.

Visited November 2013
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“Beautiful church and famous organ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Split your attention span between your feet and above your head, because those two places are the most attractive ones... below your feet lie a lot of (famous) dead people and the ceiling is ofcourse a great signature. If you are on time, try to get tickets for a concert in the chruch with its famous organ, you will remember it!

Visited June 2013
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“A Fine Old Church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We actually only went into the Church because we were waiting for the next tour at the Corrie ten Boom Museum nearby. A fine old Church building, really incredibly large for a town the size of Haarlem. Has a huge pipe organ which was once played by Mozart. The floor appears to be composed of massive stones which serve as the covers for some kind of crypts underneath.

Visited October 2013
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