The Grote Sint Laurenskerk is the largest and most popular monument of Alkmaar. The church is open and free to visit all summer and on several weekends. Weekly, thousands visit the church amounting to over 70.000 visitors a year.
The medieval church is a basilica built in Brabantian gothic style and houses two extraordinary organs: the Van Covelens and the Van Hagerbeer/Schnitger organs, which are still played during various concerts throughout the year. Additionally, a beautiful painting of The Last Judgement by Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen adorns the vaulted ceiling of the church. A digital introductory booklet for visitors of the Great Saint Laurence Church can be viewed here.
The church has limited opening hours. During Spring and Summer (March - September) the church is usually open to visitors. Exact opening hours and exceptions are stated below.
Because of the fight against the corona virus, the Grote Kerk is closed until further notice. More information follows.
Please note: before your visit, always check below for any exceptions on these opening hours!
Exceptions summer opening
The church is closed on June 13th 2020.
Take a virtual tour
We welcome you to visit the Grote Sint Laurenskerk! You can do so in person during opening hours, or digitally in our virtual tour of the church. Please click here to go to the 360 degrees virtual tour.