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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Tombstone floors are interesting!

Another beautiful church. If you are in Haarlem, it is worth the small fee (few euros) to enter this church just to see the pipe organ and tombstone covered floors.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 May 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Another beautiful church. If you are in Haarlem, it is worth the small fee (few euros) to enter this church just to see the pipe organ and tombstone covered floors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

St Bavo is absolutely beautiful. The interior is wooden beamed at the ceiling with detailed wooden mosaic. The acoustics and incredible as well, I saw a midnight choral concert there last summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The organ of the Sint-Bavokerk (the Christiaan Müller organ) is one of the world's most historically important organs. It was built by the Amsterdam organ builder Christian Müller, with stucco decorations by the Amsterdam artist Jan van Logteren, between 1735 and 1738. Upon completion it was the largest organ in the world. Many famous musicians played this organ, including Mendelssohn,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The inside of this church is beautiful, but if you go to Haarlem in the summer, lucky you, since then you have a chance to hear the organ! Unfortunately, we were there in April, when there are no scheduled organ concerts or recitals, but we got a little lucky and happened to show up to the church when an organist... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

I wad disappointed to find it closed on the morning I went, even though it was Sunday. It was Freedom Day too though, a Dutch national holiday, so maybe the clerical team were all away with their families. Anyway, if you really want to see inside and it's a holiday, ring before you go to make sure it'll be open.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We wandered into this pretty church while exploring Haarlem. The huge vaulted ceilings and beautiful pipe organ added to the experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

It's a nice church. With a ticket (of 2.5euros) comes a guided tour brochure. It describes the different parts of the church. The organ is particularly impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This lovely church as the most glorious organ and weren't we blessed to hear it..On the day we were touring, they had an organ concert which they offered free to the public!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This is stunning for the organ it has. We were fortunate to be there on Kings Day for a music program. What a treat to hear. Other than that, it's worthy a quick walk around to view. The choir screen area is interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

You need to see this for yourself. The pipe organ is massive and the scale of the interior is beyond words. Stop in you won't be disappointed. No purchase necessary. Small gift shop with lovely purchases. Closes at 5pm (1700).

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