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Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

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Beautiful landmark

This church is a major landmark in Haarlem which we used as a guide to help us navigate the maze of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Nice for a visit

We have time at Haarlem, passing by and visited the church, we didn't regret. If you have time you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Grote Markt 22, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 553 2040
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All reviews pipe organ massive organ stain glass windows small entrance fee mozart played ship models buried here gift shop beautiful interior awe inspiring st bavo worth a visit self guided tour the main square rich history frans hals grote kerk
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Luka V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank KatyBots
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Johan O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came to Haarlem to get away from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, 30 minutes on train and only 8 euros return. Went to the grove market first where this church is the central piece. Decided to have a look inside, only 5 euros for...More

Thank flitty23
Reviewed 12 October 2018

It really does look almost like this a Saenredam painting, maybe a few more people in there now. And the organ has drawn Mozart and Handel to play it.

Thank Martin_Ridgway
Reviewed 8 October 2018

In awe looking at the architecture, stained glass sheer beauty of this church. When the pipe organ started it was a WOW moment,

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We visited Haarlem for a week in late July/early August. One of our first stops was the St. Bavo Kerk. Seeing the Christian Muller organ was the pinnacle of our entire trip. We were most fortunate to attend an organ recital the same night and...More

Thank msshields63
Reviewed 2 October 2018

It was lovely to visit this huge, Gothic cathedral because, until now, I only knew it as the subject of Saenredam's paintings. The choir stalls are beautifully carved and it possesses a lovely early 16C chancel screen.

Thank Eva Julia T
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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.
22 May 2016|
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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.