Brink en van Keulen 1646 E.G.


The Grote or St.-Bavo church (Historical St Bavo's Cathedral) is a late medieval church building in the Dutch city of Haarlem, located on the Grote Markt. It was dedicated to Sint-Bavo until the Reformation. The medieval cruciform church (construction period: 1370-1520), which stands in the middle of the old city centre, was built in the Brabant Gothic architectural style. At the intersection of transept and nave is a more than 78 meters high wooden, lead-covered, late-Gothic crossing tower. The church belongs to the 'Top 100 of the Rijksdienst voor de Monumentenzorg' from 1990.

Brink en van Keulen has produced several chandeliers in the earlier years (can't find the exact year). In 2020, x wall chandeliers were delivered after the ipv Delft/StudioKruizinga architects designed an entire lighting plan. This both on the inside and outside. The change from halogen to LED made it easier to adapt the lighting to the different atmospheres of events. A fantastic end result in which the church and its history and the chandeliers with ornaments are central.

The third version of the first Dutch airplane, the Spin 3 by Anthony Fokker, flew around the Grote or St. Bavo church on the occasion of Queen's Day in 1911. The characteristic chime of the 'Damiaatjes' can be heard every evening, recalling the heroic role played by the people of Haarlem at the Egyptian Damiate in 1219. The church houses the famous Müller organ from 1738, on which Mozart played as a boy. There are also the gravestones of Frans Hals, Pieter Teyler, Pieter Jansz. Saenredam and many others. The church was originally Catholic, but after the Haarlem iconoclasm the Protestants took over the building by force. Since then the church is Reformed.



Brink & Van Keulen Haarlem 1
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Brink & Van Keulen Haarlem

Project Information

The Grote Kerk or St. Bavokerk Haarlem

The great church or St Bavo's church of Haarlem
Grand Place 22
2011 RD Haarlem

Building style:

  • Gothic
  • Protestant church


Opening hours

  • Tuesday 10:00-16:00
  • Wednesday 10:00-16:00
  • Thursday 10:00-16:00
  • Friday 10:00-16:00
  • Saturday 10:00-16:00
  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday 10:00-16:00

Technical Details

Number 7 type:

  • 6x Amsterdam
  • 5x Canneman 170.2
  • 8x Brink 1953.09


  • Dimmable LED lighting


  • 280x250x250 cm
  • 150x125x125 cm
  • 75x100x100 cm


  • 450 kilograms
  • 250 kilograms
  • 80 kilograms

Number of man hours:

  • 500x
  • 250x
  • 60x