A family day at the Maredsous Abbey

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  • Abbey
  • Religious heritage

Strolls, play areas, treasure hunts for children, tastings and relaxation for the parents. There is something for everyone at the Maredsous Abbey, nestled in the picturesque Molignée Valley.

The Abbey

  • The delicious way: enjoy a guided tour of the abbey and its cheese museum, followed by a tasting
  • The playful way: solve the "Maredsoous secret", a cartoon based treasure hunt

After the visit

  • Children can enjoy the Saint Joseph centres'large play area
  • Parents can sip a Maredsous beer, indulge in a Maredsous cheese sandwich while watching them. There are lots of treats for the little ones too.
  • The Maredsous restaurant offers a more elegant atmosphere to discover terroir specialities and the pastries made on site.

The perfect place to relax with the family!


From 02 January to 31 December 2019.

October to March:
10 am to 6 pm during the week
10 am to 7 pm at the weekend

April to September:
10 am to 6 pm during the week
10 am to 7 pm on Saturdays
10 am to 8 pm on Sundays

School holidays (July and August):
10 am to 7 pm Mondays to Saturdays
10 am to 8 pm on Sundays

Guided tours:

Carnival/Easter/Summer/Autumn/Christmas school holidays
Every day at 2 and 4 pm

Outside the school holidays
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at 2 and 4 pm

Outside these periods, only by appointment.

More information on the abbey website


Free for children under 12. Price of the guided tour: 6€ per person.

Information on the walk


Minimum duration1:30



  • Library or document centre
  • Visitor guide for groups


  • Cafe
  • Shop
  • Car parking
  • Cycle rack
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Restaurant


    Pets allowed


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    The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.