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“Interesting church” 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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“Interesting church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A visit to this church costs 2,50 euros, but it's worth it. The building is really impressive and interesting.

Visited January 2014
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“Haarlems pride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

wonderful exterior, spectacular interior.The glass stained windows are gorgeous The organ Mozart played on, sounds perfect. situated on a large, medieval square, with restaurants, cafes and hotels around. Saturdays market.

Visited September 2013
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“One of the nicest churches in the North of the Netherlands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The church looks nice from inside and from outside. It is not as spectacular as the Roman catholic churches or cathedrals in the more southern countries of Europe, which is not surprising as during the reformation most decorations in Dutch churches were destroyed.

Still if you go to this church then there is still enough to see, I went in for free when I went, other times there is a small fee, but that is worth it. If you are in Haarlem then this chuch should not be missed.

Visited July 2013
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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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“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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