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Very interesting Abbety for such a small town

Peaceful, local and still used for worship. A really interesting walk round - we would have... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
david L
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
My favourite place to pry

Amazing construction yet renovated very peaceful in the center of Grimbergem, it is always open in... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
mi2perdomo
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Brussels, Belgium
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7 Aug 2018
“Very interesting Abbety for such a small town”
10 Jun 2018
“My favourite place to pry ”
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Kerkplein 1, Grimbergen 1850, Belgium
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Peaceful, local and still used for worship. A really interesting walk round - we would have enjoyed a guided tour and perhaps a little more information in English. But that's perhaps more a comment upon the English culture in respect of other languages and not...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing construction yet renovated very peaceful in the center of Grimbergem, it is always open in the day even if there isn’t misa. The organ is huge and impressive while visiting plus great art collection free to admire

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Abbaye of Grimbergen was largely destroyed after the French revolution and occupation of Belgium. Thanks to the resistance of the local population part of the building and especially the church survived. You would normally find a building of this size in the larger cities...More

Thank ehabets
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting church with baroque interior. They have 3D plates on the floor. Unexpected big Roman-carholic church in a small city. Worth to experience.

Thank maraquan
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is an amazing baroque abbey with an interesting history or being linked to a Norbertine monastery. Beautiful wooden carvings and serene atmosphere, especially at Christmas when a nativity display shows a local farm or house in miniature with animals. Some parts date back to...More

Thank Alida W
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Escape from the busy city and visit this masterpiece. I take all my guests visiting Europe and even if they have seen churches in other areas all have been amazed by the architecture and beauty of the church. Not far out of Brussels there are...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Grimbergen Abbey is a Premonstratensian monastery in Grimbergen, Flemish Brabant, Belgium, established in 1128 in the place of an earlier foundation of Augustinian Canons. The abbey itself was dissolved in 1796 in the aftermath of the French Revolution, but the abbey church of Saint Servatius...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

An old Gothic cathedral, great to escape from the crowded city and clear your thoughts. Concerts are organised inside regularly. There's also a great beer place in the immediate vicinity as well as an astronomic observatory. All in all, it's perfect for one afternoon with...More

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