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The Maredsous abbey: cheese and beer of character

  • Come and visit the Maredsous abbey in Denée
  • The Maredsous abbey and Saint-Joseph centre in Denée
  • The Maredsous abbey and Saint-Joseph centre in Denée
  • Visit the inside of the Maredsous abbey in Denée
  • Abbey
  • Religious heritage

The Maredsous Abbey, in the Molignée valley, is one of the most beautiful ones in Belgium. Make the most of your visit to admire the architecture of the monastery and taste the famous cheese and beer made on site.

Created in 1872 by Benedictine monks and built in a neogothic style, the Maredsous abbey offers pilgrims and visitors a stunning architectural setting.

 

Why not join one of the tours? Your guide will show you around the abbey, the cemetery, the monks' garden, the ceramics workshop and the cheese dairy (from the outside). You can also learn how the famous cheese is refined at the « Petit Musée de la fromagerie » (the cheese dairy museum).

Strolls and meditation

Enjoy the peacefulness of the site, wander from to the garden and feel the calm all around you...

Tasting time!

Why not stop by the Saint-Joseph cafeteria to conclude your visit, and try some of the terroir products there? You will also find a souvenir shop and a free play area there.

 

Schedule

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

Price

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

Information on the walk

Duration

Minimum duration1:30

Facilities

Services

  • Library or document centre
  • Visitor guide for groups

Equipement

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

Animals

    Pets allowed

    Visites

    FR - NL
    NL - FR
    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.