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“Beautiful architecture, organ and history”

Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Good entrance to the St Barvo Church, many corners with character and frequent music concerts - we attended 2 in 2 days. Great character inside and outside.

Thank Servaise
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

I had planned to take in one of the weekly organ concerts here, and what with one thing or another, we didn't make it to Haarlem from Amsterdam on the right night (I think it's Tuesdays at 8:15pm).

I was, however, pleasantly surprised to have the organ going full-tilt when I arrived the next day during the early afternoon. The organist was practicing bits and pieces of various Bach compositions, and the organ is indeed spectacular, both in sight and sound. Mozart and Handel played here, so, well, there you go.

The rest of the cathedral is beautiful with lots of great things to see... the carvings on the choir in particular are really beautiful.

Rick Steves has a nice little walk-through of the other things to see in the church in his Amsterdam, Brussels and Bruges book.

Even if you don't luck out and hear the organ being played, this is a must-visit attraction.

4  Thank DoomedXIII
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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.

2  Thank Henry T
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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.

Thank Laura N
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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.

Thank envylight
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