Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), Haarlem

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At Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), view one of the largest and most beautiful organs in the world, a 1738 Muller that has been played by musicians like G.F. Handel and Mozart. This capacious Pre-Reformation church was converted to Protestantism in 1538. Walk around and view the inner and outer details by yourself, or take one of the guided tours offered in five languages: English, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish. Make Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) part of your personalized Haarlem itinerary using our Haarlem trip planner.
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  • Sint-Bavokerk, the Church of St. Bavo, sits on Grote Markt Square. It was constructed between 1370 and 1520 in the Gothic-style as a cathedral. It is the largest church in Haarlem and dominates the... 
    Sint-Bavokerk, the Church of St. Bavo, sits on Grote Markt Square. It was constructed between 1370 and 1520 in the Gothic-style as a cathedral. It is the largest church in Haarlem and dominates the...  more »
  • Haarlem is a 20 minute train ride from Amsterdam and almost different world. It is a "must see" or perhaps better "must experience" for anyone visiting Holland. We arrived at about 9:30AM and had... 
    Haarlem is a 20 minute train ride from Amsterdam and almost different world. It is a "must see" or perhaps better "must experience" for anyone visiting Holland. We arrived at about 9:30AM and had...  more »
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  • An amazing church - one of the most beautiful ones in the Netherlands! It was built in 1370-1538. The floor consists entirely of gravestones. Has a lot of interesting things to look at. Also, Mozart played here.
  • Since I was in Haarlem for a day and the weather wasn't as great as expected, I decided to take a look into the St. Bavo Church. The entrance fee was about €2,50, which will be used to maintain the church. Inside the church you will find a large organ, which is one of the world's most important organs. It was played by many famous artists, including a 10 year old Mozart (1766) and Medelssohn. Fortunately the church has undergone multiple restoration projects over the years with the goal of maintaining the original look.

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