Walk of freedom Question 6

Great or St. Bavokerk

The Great or St. Bavokerk is the second largest church in Haarlem and has been a church for both Catholics and Protestants.

What kind of church was the Great or St. Bavo church between 1559 and 1573?

  1. Chapel
  2. Cathedral
  3. Basilica
  4. Cross Church

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Video: Glass window ‘Peace and tolerance’

In 2008, Queen Beatrix unveiled the glass window ‘Peace and tolerance’ by artist Michel van Overbeeke in the Great or St. Bavo Church. It represents the connection between nations and illustrates tolerance, understanding and acceptance of the past and future of humanity. The red cloak of flowers represents the cloak of mercy or love. The artwork symbolises the desire for peace by all nations.