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 - September) the church is usually open to visitors. Exact opening hours and exceptions are stated below.
30th April - 15th September: Tuesday untill Sunday open from 11:00h - 17:00h
Exceptions summer opening
June 7th 2019 closed between 13:30h and 17:00h
June 8th 2019 closed between 15:30h and 17:00h
June 9th 2019 closed between 13:00h and 17:00h
June 15th 2019 closed all day
June 18th 2019 closed between 11:00h and 12:00h
June 21st 2019 closed between 14:00h and 15:45h
June 23rd 2019 closed between 13:00h and 17:00h
June 25th 2019 closed between 11:00h and 12:00h
June 26th 2019 closed between 11:00h and 12:00h
June 27th 2019 closed between 13:30h and 17:00h
June 28th 2019 closed between 14:00h and 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.