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Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

Grote Markt 22, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 553 2040
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One of the Highlights of Haarlem

Beautiful church. Great, impressive organ. Look for organ recitals. Good place to take a moment to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bluffton, South Carolina
Truly atmospheric

A beautiful church in the old part of Haarlem. The ambience is to be experienced. There are so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin S
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Grote Markt 22, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 553 2040
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church. Great, impressive organ. Look for organ recitals. Good place to take a moment to reflect and relax. Historic, Mozart played the organ here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful church in the old part of Haarlem. The ambience is to be experienced. There are so many side rooms which one can explore and find a different level of peace and tranquillity. The organ is breathtaking, and has been played by a young...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful old church where 2 of the great actually played the organ. Simply lovely, and worth the few minutes it takes to explore.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Event was the final organ concert by Jos van der Kooy as Municipal Organist. This stunning and huge mediaeval Church houses perhaps the most famous organ case in the world; breathtaking at first sight. Normally by small entrance fee, this event was free and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is huge and a prominent feature of the lovely market square in equally lovely Haarlem. The church is quite special but has suffered the ravages of time but is dramatic for its huge size and well worth visiting as it is so dramatic....More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This large Church, dating from about 1400, dominates the Market Square in Haarlem and, like a lot of Churches, had changed from Catholic to Protestant. An entry fee of 2.50 Euros seemed miniscule once you realised what was inside. The floor itself consisted of almost...More

Thank Silvercruises
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying opposite and walked around St Bravo several times a day. Inside the church is more like a cathedral. It is BIG! So much to see and the guide cards certainly helped. Short bursts on the organ added atmosphere. The stained glass windows...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the symbol of Haarlem,you can't miss it.It's big and very large inside.Unfortunately after the middle-age revolution of the protestants there is not so much left inside but one point of interest is the big organ.Mozart played on it so it is significant.Under the...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

The huge church stands imposingly at one end of Haarlem's grote market in the centre of Haarlem.It is a very imposing building,and like a lot of churches has changed from a catholic to a Protestant church. There was a small entry fee of 2.50 euros....More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A lofty church which dominates the Market Square. Better out than in with the exception of the organ which as glorious to see as it is to hear. Visiting on the heritage week end in September, i was able to hear the instrument demonstrated and...More

Thank Ian B
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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.