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.
The church has limited opening hours. During Spring and Summer (end of March - October) the church is usually open to visitors. Exact opening hours and exceptions are stated below.
29th March - 20th April: Thursday, Friday and Saturday open from 11:00 - 17:00h
21st April - 7th October: Tuesday untill Sunday open from 11:00 - 17:00h
21st September 2018 closed from 15:30h
30th September 2018 closed from 13:30h
1st October 2018 open from 15:00h until 17:00h
2nd October 2018 open from 15:00h until 17:00h
3rd October 2018 open from 15:00h until 17:00h
4th October 2018 open from 15:00h until 17:00h
5th October 2018 open from 15:00h until 17:00h
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.