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  • Westerkerk (West Church; Amsterdam): The Westerkerk's tower, the Westertoren, is at 85m (277 ft.) high the tallest in Amsterdam, providing a spectacular view of the city. Anne Frank could hear every note of the carillon's dulcet tones while in hiding from the Nazis in her house nearby.
  • Sint-Bavokerk (St. Bavo's Church; Haarlem): The moment you enter Haarlem's main square, this church is revealed in all its splendor. Completed after an unusually short construction period, it has a rare unity of structure and proportion. Regular concerts are given here on the famous organ built by Christian Müller in 1738. The young Mozart once played on this instrument.
  • Sint-Janskerk (St. John's Church; Gouda): At 122m (400 ft.), this is the longest church in Holland, and it has magnificent stained-glass windows.
  • Domkerk (Utrecht): This magnificent cathedral was begun in the 13th century. Its tower, which is 111m (365 ft.) high and dominates old Utrecht's skyline, affords great views of the city.
  • Sint-Servaasbasiliek (Basilica of St. Servatius; Maastricht): One of Holland's oldest churches, this basilica was built over the grave of St. Servatius, the first bishop of Holland. Over the centuries, people have honored St. Servatius with gifts, and now the Treasury holds a collection of incredible richness and beauty. Most impressive are the reliquaries of St. Thomas and of St. Servatius, created by Maastricht master goldsmiths in the 12th century.
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