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Abbaye de Maredsous, Denee

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Sample some of the fine cheeses and beer at Abbaye de Maredsous, a Benedictine monastery. An eatery on site gives you a chance to try the monastery cheese and fresh bread, as well as the beer, which was once made at the monastery and is now produced by a nearby brewery using the same recipe. Stopping for a meal here after a walk around the scenic area is a favorite local pastime, so consider exploring the trails near the monastery and combining it with your short tour and a taste of cheese. Be sure to make a tour reservation if you are passing by the monastery on a weekday, but note that tours are only given in Dutch and French. A visit to Abbaye de Maredsous represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Denee vacation route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • A beautiful Abbey and cheese factory, but in the tour you do not get to see the brewery. You can buy the beers in the restaurant and the shop, though. The lady who was our tour guide, was very knowled...  more »
  • A very nice overal experience! Has a large parking, you can buy some beer, cheese, sausages,... Or stuff at the tourist shop. It has a nice sort of selfservice-restaurant where you can get some decent...  more »
  • the drive there is nice, one can walk for hours in the forests around the abbaya the abbaye as such is nice to visit. the cheese production is not open to the public, but one can buy cjheese in the ar...  more »
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  • Epic Abbey. Epis view. Great place.
  • Good place for tasting the beers and cheeses made by the monks. The visit inside the abbey is not recommended if you think you are going to see their brewery. Only how monks live. Visits are not in English.
  • Nice place with good food offer, very crowded during weekends and holidays
  • A gorgeous abbey with great food, delicious beer and cheese made on site . The guided tours are definitely not to be missed.
  • Really nice grounds a buildings. Food was great too.