We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Must See in Haarlem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedral of Sint Bavo

Cathedral of Sint Bavo
Leidsevaart 146, 2014 HE Haarlem, The Netherlands
235323077
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Haarlem
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Attraction details
Kennesaw, Georgia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Must See in Haarlem!”
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!

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

127 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    85
    37
    5
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kintnersville, Pennsylvania
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Incredible organ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This church sits on the main square and has one of the largest organs in the world which 10-year old Mozart played on. The pamphlet (available in a variety of languages) is extremely helpful for a self-guided tour. This church is well worth seeing on your visit to Haarlem.

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
East Lansing, Michigan
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Nice church, great organ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Nice church to walk around in. If the organ is in use it is totally worth stopping for a listen. I would highly recommend reading Rick Steves book about the various aspects of the church. Without the Rick Steves book, I would only give this church 4 stars.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Huntersville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We went inside this old church and were amazed by the history, the details, the crypts in the floors. Absolutely worth seeing!

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful catherdral, one of a kind”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The nice mixture of architectural styles with especially accents from Islamic art make this church well worth the walk. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. The outside is also quite stunning.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cathedral of Sint Bavo also viewed

Haarlem, North Holland Province
Haarlem, North Holland Province
 
Haarlem, North Holland Province
Haarlem, North Holland Province
 

Been to Cathedral of Sint Bavo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cathedral of Sint Bavo, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.