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“A church worth visiting” 4 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 #4 of 30 Attractions in Haarlem
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Victoria, Canada
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“A church worth visiting”
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 church filled with music as we walked all around the building's interior and spent a few quiet moments enjoying the sense of history.

Visited September 2013
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“Great space”
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.

Visited September 2013
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IJmuiden, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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“Much info”
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.

Visited October 2012
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“A Must See!”
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.

Visited August 2013
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Crete, Greece
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“Really great place”
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.

Visited January 2013
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