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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
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
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
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
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
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
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