15 Best Things to Do in Alkmaar (the Netherlands)

2. Grote Sint Laurenskerk

Grote Kerk

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Grote Kerk

As the main church in Alkmaar, the Grote Kerk is an imposing structure that domineers over the skyline of the old town centre.

Located at the western edge of the inner canal, the church is easy to access on foot.

Created in 1470, the church is dedicated to Saint Lawrence and contains several tombs of important Dutch figures.

The exterior of this church takes a crucifix form and has many arched stained glass windows.

Inside there are several ornate chandeliers, an abundance of light from the many windows and some beautiful decoration.

A main attraction of the church is also the two famous organs that can be found inside – One is the oldest playable organ in the Netherlands, and the other has been maintained in its original form and is one of the best surviving examples of a wooden organ.

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