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“A large dollop of beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedral of Sint Bavo

Cathedral of Sint Bavo
Leidsevaart 146, 2014 HE Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Haarlem
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Den Haag
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A large dollop of beautiful”
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

Visited July 2013
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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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
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Kintnersville, Pennsylvania
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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
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East Lansing, Michigan
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68 helpful votes 68 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
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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15 attraction reviews
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“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
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