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The Cistercian abbey of Val Dieu is a major site for pilgrimage and traditional Belgian beers in Belgium.
The Abbey of Val Dieu is located in the centre of the Meuse–Rhine Euroregion, 25 km from Liège, Maastricht and Aachen. This abbey, which dates back to the 13th century is currently managed by the Communauté Chrétienne (Christian Community) of Val Dieu.
The Brasserie du Val Dieu
The brewery, unique in Belgium, welcomes its guests inside the abbey.
Inspired by the monks who used to brew here, the brewery makes beers refermented in the bottle. These are authentic Belgian Abbey Beers: no aromas, spices have been added and the traditional infusing method was followed.
Like the monks before, the site brews beers with distinct characters and flavours: a Lager, a Dark beer, a Triple and a Grand Cru.
The abbey's stables have been converted into a restaurant with a terrace. Here you can enjoy regional specialities with a delicious Val Dieu beer or a glass of Aubel cider.
Val Dieu is a favourite destination for pilgrims and tourists alike. The secret is simple: a warm welcome, delicious beer and hearty food.
Visitors with specific needs
The Brasserie du Val Dieu and its abbey are among the many sites certified by Access-i (meaning with facilities or/activities adapted to travellers with specific needs). You will find more details on the website to plan your visit.
The yard, basilica and parc always are accessible to be public.
All year long, visitors can:
- Discover the abbey, its history and brewery with a guided tour for groups (Mondays to Fridays)
- Join a member of the community to visit the abbey every Saturday at 1.30 pm
- Join an individual guided tour during school holidays (every day at 2 pm at the abbey except Saturdays at 1.30 or 3 pm, when they will take place at the brewery instead)
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