Laurens Kerk (Laurens church), Alkmaar

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Koorstraat 2, 1811 GP Alkmaar 072 - 514 07 07

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  • attractive main street and Grote Kerk
    attractive main street and Grote Kerk
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  • attractive main street setting
    attractive main street setting
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    attractive buildings including the Grote Kerk

    by angiebabe Updated Sep 12, 2007

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    This prominent and attractive church in the middle of the town as you head up to the main canal and cheese market past the Town Hall is a 15 th century church which contains the tomb of Count Floris V (ruled 1256-1296) and - the oldest church organ in the Netherlands!

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    Grote Kerk

    by penumbra Written Dec 9, 2006

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    Sint Laurenskerk

    Finished in 1520, Sint Laurenskerk houses the tomb of Floris V, Count of Holland (1254 -1296). It also houses the Hagerbeer Organ which dates to the 17th century.

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    St. Laurentskerk

    by tini58de Updated Aug 13, 2005

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    St. Laurentskerk

    The Great Saint Lawrence Church was built between 1470 and 1520 in the style of Brabant gothic. The inside of the church is fascinating: the richly decorated wooden vault with the Final Judgement, a beautiful painting from Cornelis Buys above the choir area, remarkable gravestones and the tomb of count Floris V, two famous organs: the Van Covelens or Choir organ from 1511 and the magnificent Van Hagerbeer-Schnitger or Grand organ with the largest casing doors in the world - so this is really a must see sight!

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    The great church

    by Igraine Updated Dec 22, 2003

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    Grote kerk

    The great or St Laurens church is main focus point in this city. Its an basilique from the 15th century. The interior of this church is wonderfulll in its simplicity.

    Nowadys this church is mainly in use as concert hall and exhibition space. The organ must be very special for music recitals.

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