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Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

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That organ was really impressive

Beautiful church, very sizeable relatively speaking for a small city. The church organ is the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Geleen, The Netherlands
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Massive Pipe Organ and Stained Glass Windows

This is the main church right at the center of Haarlem. If you are into architecture, churches, and... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Akshaya S
Noida, India
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Grote Markt 22, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful church, very sizeable relatively speaking for a small city. The church organ is the biggest one in the world and it makes beautiful sounds. I had the luck of standing in the church when the organist started work, and just stood there in awe....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is the main church right at the center of Haarlem. If you are into architecture, churches, and their historical significance, this is a place for you to visit. We visited on an early Sunday morning and it was very peaceful inside. The main attraction...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Was there during about 30min before closing time. Very calm and quiet and you can explore on your own with the brocheur they give you in the language you wish to have.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely church to wander round and contemplate, some beautiful stain glass windows - old and new - and an enormous organ. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend a tour of this beautiful church. Well worth the small entrance fee charged. The organ is truly a sight to behold, the stained glass is beautiful, rich in history.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

This church is a major landmark in Haarlem which we used as a guide to help us navigate the maze of side streets within the town. We were charged 2.50€ entrance fee which is used to support the upkeep of the building. Very interesting place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

It truly is a beautiful church and there is a lot of interesting history. But unless church history or architecture are your things, then this may not be the stop for you. There was a small fee to get and, and we received a brochure,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

We have time at Haarlem, passing by and visited the church, we didn't regret. If you have time you should visit Sint-Bavokerk. Really big church with magnificent organs, and sad/ugly Christianty stories.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Luka V
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Strolled around Haarlem and went into this church which asks for a minimal donation. Nice to tour if in the area, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it unless you are an avid history buff.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KatyBots
Reviewed 20 October 2018

When I was 15 years old , I was employed by the company which was responsible for tuning the organ before each concert , need less to say this was heaven on a stick, getting paid to play the keyboard which was played by motsard,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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9 February 2018|
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Response from JWNewYorkCity | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to contact the Church directly or the local tourist office.
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Response from AaronHarding |
Entering the church is €2.50 a person, which you can pay at the desk at the entrance. You won't have to pay extra to see the concert.