Averbode Abbey: a Place of Silence and Reflection

Averbode Abbey was founded in 1134 by Arnold II, Count of Loon. The abbey is part of the Order of Prémontré, the monks are being called Norbertines or White Canons. The Gothic gate house, built in the second half of the 14th century, is the oldest part of the buildings.

Various activities take place on the grounds of the abbey. One of them is a publishing house for children's books and magazines. At the Abbey Cafe you can taste the products that are made here: beer, cheese, bread or gingerbread. These products are also for sale in the abbey shop, here you can also buy other products like: books, religious artefacts, glasses and dishes.

The abbey church and courtyard are open every day and free to visit. The mirror pond 'Agora Reflexis' in front of the church offers great views of the surrounding buildings. The pond is not open during the winter months.

Location: Abdijstraat 1, 3271 Scherpenheuvel-Zichem, Belgium.

Website: averbodemoment.be/en

Averbode Abbey - Abdij van Averbode


Averbode Abbey - Abdij van Averbode


Averbode Abbey - Abdij van Averbode


Averbode Abbey - Abdij van Averbode


Averbode Abbey - Abdij van Averbode


Averbode Abbey - Abdij van Averbode


Averbode Abbey - Abdij van Averbode


Averbode Abbey - Abdij van Averbode


Averbode Abbey - Abdij van Averbode


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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We're a family of five from the picturesque scenery of Belgium. Come along with us as we share stories from our journeys so far. And if you're curious about any of the places we've visited, don't hesitate to ask. Your dream European getaway is within reach, and we're here to make it extraordinary!

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