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 Grote Kerk is open from Wednesday 9 June to Sunday 12 September on Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Any exceptions to these opening hours are listed below.
Summer opening exceptions
June 25, 2021 Church closed from 3:00 pm
July 9, 2021 Church closed from 3:00 pm
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.