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Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

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Address: Grote Markt 22, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
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+31 23 553 2040
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Went by this church because I had read of it in The Hiding Place and just wanted to see some of the same sights that were mentioned in the book. Beautifully made and with lots of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went by this church because I had read of it in The Hiding Place and just wanted to see some of the same sights that were mentioned in the book. Beautifully made and with lots of history.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful cathedral! Can't believe I didn't step in all these years while visiting Haarlem. The interiors are very impressive in size, artistry and upkeep. Painted glass windows add to the effects and quite unique. The entrance is very nominal which makes this a bigger delight! Highly recommend.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church has some cool history, so it's worth a peak. The entrance fee is less the 3Euro per persone, and the organ is beautiful. It was played by both Mozart and Handel, so very cool to see it. The church is right next to the outdoor market, so it's easy to pop in for 30 minutes or so.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful former Catholic church which was rudely destroyed inside during the iconoclastic fury in the 16th century. It's now a cold without soul protestant building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice service in a beautiful cathedral located in the center of Haarlem The ceiling is very impressive so don't forget to look up when visiting. Knowing that famous people for example Mozart have played the pipe organ makes it extra special.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Impressed by the size of this church in the center of Harleem, very nice also inside. Worth a visit if you are exploring the Amsterdam surroundings

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

the majesty of the cathedral is felt as soon as you enter. The organ, on which Mozart once played emits a grand sound. There is a minimal entrance fee, well worth the price.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The organist was practicing while we are visiting - that was beautiful. Just 2.50 per person for the entry and the info sheet was helpful. I tried to imagine coming here every Sunday for service - quite a different experience for me as we are so used to our modern buildings! We also saw packed bread for distribution to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A fourteenth century church, with a splendid nave and an organ , built in the 1700's which was played by Handel and Mozart.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Plain and a little austere on the inside but still worth the €2.50 entrance fee. Listen to the bells from the outside, and for free, and you will be impressed.

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