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“Jan met de Hoge Schouders”

Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)
Reviewed July 30, 2012

A massive cathedral, stripped of all catholic pomp when the protestants took over. The huge space is filled with light and air. The organ is massive.

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Reviewed July 22, 2012

We entered Haarlem by bus and could see the impressive Church from a distance, with the amazing spires and roof. The tourist information booth gave us information about the Church and a map guide. On the Saturday we went there was a market outside which added to the lovely atmosphere.

Openning times are from 10am and there is a modest entrance fee. We got there just as it openned so were the only people inside the impressive Church, apart from somebody who was "playing" the organ. Maybe they were just tuning or practicing as it sounded loud - but like it was being played by a 10 year old! Shame as would have been fantastic to hear it being played in ernest! Amazing organ though!

There are toilets inside the Church and also a little cafe!

Services only seem to take place on a Sunday.

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Reviewed July 22, 2012

It is a nice old Dutch Church, it is nice to visit and take a look, as you are in the town anyway... Nice windows, some nice decorations... and at least you don't have to pay an entrance fee which you have to in plenty of churches all over Europe!. You can go in and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, exactly what a church is meant to be.

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

It is so impressive inside. The hughes organ is very famous. Little Mozart played it when he was just a ten year old boy. There is another Bavo-church in Haarlem, it is located at the Leidsevaart, that one is much younger but it is inside more "glitter and glamour". A real catholic church.

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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Attended a concert and listened to a fantastic Bach organ recital.
The sound reverberated throughout the vast space.The organ is a fantastic instrument and is a must on your visit

























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