Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Haarlem

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View a source of pride for the citizens of Haarlem at Cathedral of Saint Bavo, an elaborate Gothic structure built during the 13th century. As you approach, try to spot the tower that rises above everything else. Renaissance and Baroque art decorates the main cathedral, including the pulpit sculpture, the tombstone of Bishop Triest, and the mesmerizing painting of Saint Bavo Entering the Monastery. If you have a chance to explore the crypt under the choir, more paintings and church artifacts await. Before you leave, take a few moments to visit the former sacristy, which has been converted into a museum displaying historical artifacts from Haarlem's Catholic past. Plan to see Cathedral of Saint Bavo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Haarlem trip planner.
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  • Awesome place to see the history of this amazing city and see the differences compared to Amsterdam. 
    Awesome place to see the history of this amazing city and see the differences compared to Amsterdam.  more »
  • The Catholic Cathedral, Basilica of Sint Bavo is located just outside the city center, not on Grote Markt Square. It was built between 1895 and 1898 in the neo-gothic style to serve as the Catholic.....  more
    The Catholic Cathedral, Basilica of Sint Bavo is located just outside the city center, not on Grote Markt Square. It was built between 1895 and 1898 in the neo-gothic style to serve as the Catholic.....  more »
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  • We went to see the Xmas crypt dioramas and were lucky enough to do so before this lockdown. Really special for kids and adults. The church itself is fairly magnificent if you like churches. Very welcoming for kids but the crypt has stairs.
  • Such a beautiful church. I just loved it. It was a sunny day that I visited and the light in the church was amazing. Also the fact that still today new pieces of (contemporary) art are being added e.g the painting about Mozes in jeans and with a man bun, is wonderful.

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