Princess Beatrix visits Cathedral of Saint Bavo in Haarlem

Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands visits the renovated Cathedral of Saint Bavo in Haarlem on March 4, 2016. The Kathedrale Basiliek St Bavo, build between 1895 and 1930 by architect Joseph Cuypers, is undergoing since 2005 an extensive restoration process. Within the Cathedral, the former sacristy has been converted into a small museum (schatkamer) containing historical artefacts from Haarlem's Catholic past.
The Cathedral of Saint Bavo is a religious building in Haarlem, the Netherlands, built by the Catholics from 1895 to 1930 to replace the former waterstaatskerk in the Jansstraat called the St. Joseph
That church was itself a replacement for the Sint-Bavokerk, that had been converted to Protestantism from Catholicism in 1578.
The Cathedral of Saint Bavo now serves as the main cathedral for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam.

1 comment:

  1. Princess Beatrix is so lovely and full of class!


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