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Top Bezienswaardigheden Haarlem

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Grote of St. Bavokerk
1 - Grote of St. Bavokerk

The Grote or St. Bavokerk is a late medieval church building. Until the Reformation, he was dedicated to Saint Bavo. The medieval cruciform church is built in the Brabant Gothic architectural style. On the cross of the transept and nave is a 78 meters high wooden late Gothic crossing tower covered with lead. The church belongs to the 'Top 100 of the Rijksdienst voor de Monumentenzorg' from 1990. The church was built for Roman Catholic worship. In 1559 it became the cathedral of the newly established diocese of Haarlem. As a result of the Reformation, the Protestants took over the place of worship in 1578. On Corpus Christi of that year, Calvinists stormed St. Bavo.

De Waag
2 - De Waag

The weigh house was built between 1594 and 1599 in the Renaissance style. The facade is made of bluestone, so natural stone, which is rather unusual given the expensive supply. The stones were purchased from a supplier from Namur. The location on the Spaarne was favorable in view of the supply of the goods to be weighed. The building stands on an irregular plot of land, but the building offers a harmonious appearance because the two facades (front and side) are identical. The Haarlem weigh house fulfilled its original function until 1915.

3 - Hoofdwacht

The Hoofdwacht is one of the oldest monuments in Haarlem. In the side wall there are still remnants from the 13th/14th century. Possibly the first town hall of Haarlem. The designation Hoofdwacht refers to the function that the probably 13th-century building had from the 18th century for the militia that functioned as city guard. The building is a national monument.

Stadhuis Haarlem
4 - Stadhuis Haarlem

The location of the town hall used to be a hunting lodge of the counts of Holland and a Dominican monastery founded in 1296. The hunting lodge, which served as a military and administrative center, was destroyed by fire in the 14th century. The town hall with battlements and a tower was erected in 1370 on the same site. Various renovations were carried out in the following centuries.

De Vleeshal
5 - De Vleeshal

The meat hall is a historic building that now houses the Hal location of the Frans Hals Museum. This is where the modern collection is located.

Drogisterij A.J. van der Pigge
6 - Drogisterij A.J. van der Pigge

In 1849 Antonie van der Pigge founded an 'affair in drying plants and spices' on the Gierstraat. Antonie van der Pigge had only daughters and his eldest daughter Anna married Joannes van Os. Since then, the company has remained in the Van Os family. The sixth generation is now working in the company. The Van der Pigge building is enclosed on three sides by the building of Vroom and Dreesmann Haarlem. When the department store was built in 1929, the drugstore refused to sell the property, forcing the chain store to adjust its building plans. V&D went bankrupt in February 2015.

7 - Gravestenenbrug

The Gravesteenbrug is a drawbridge, intended for pedestrians in the center of the city of Haarlem. The current bridge dates from 1950 and served as a replacement for the bridge that had been here for about 600, and perhaps even 800 years. The bridge connects the bank of the Korte Spaarne over the Binnen Spaarne with that of the Bakenessergracht. Next to the bridge is a bridge keeper's house from 1954, which, after the house was decommissioned, housed the museum furnished by artist Ramon Spiering, "the smallest museum in the Netherlands", which, with a nod to its neighbor the Teylers Museum oldest museum in the Netherlands" was intended.

Teylers Museum
8 - Teylers Museum

Teylers Museum is a museum of science and art that was founded in 1778 as a book and art gallery – a public place for art and science. Both the building and the museum interior have the status of a national monument. The museum has the oldest Dutch museum room, the interior of which has been preserved almost in its original condition. The museum is named after Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, a wealthy Haarlem cloth and silk manufacturer and banker. In his will, he bequeathed his collection and assets to the Teylers Foundation, whose aim was, among other things, to promote art and science.

Malle Babbe
9 - Malle Babbe

A bronze sculpture by Malle Babbe can be found in the Barteljorisstraat in Haarlem, the sculpture is from 1978 and is by Kees Verkade. Verkade has depicted Malle Babbe similar to the figure in the painting by Frans Hals.

10 - Brouwershofje

The brewer's courtyard was founded in 1472 by Jacob and Katharina Huyge Roeper and handed over to the Brewers' Guild. It was destroyed in the city fire of 1576 and rebuilt in 1586. It was restored in 1930. Access is restricted.

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