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Abbaye de Maredsous, Denee

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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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  • The Abbey is well preserved, they do a guided but not touched us or who had enough people. We take something at the restaurant and having three boxes to pay had only one in which people formed is thus not said that also could pay other, whereupon a little chaos and the vacant cashier is not that they said nothing, they were "blind eye" I recommend the table of cheeses and cold meats. You can buy beer, meats, cheeses and breads. On the outside there is a play area for children. Many people combines a visit to this Abbey with bike rides or hikes. TIP: Can lead to your dog (many people went with your pet)
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  • Beautiful site surrounded by woods. Well organized restaurant and very decent prices. Shop to buy cheese, bread and 3 sorts of eponymous beers. Of the Church visit, preferably with a guide to learn about all of the monastic life
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  • great Abbey complex with visitor centre to me it came what never, have also eaten at the restaurant, was not really special, but the own brewed beer tasted great! There are guided tours on the complex.
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  • 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.
  • Delicious beer, cheese on a board, ice cream, and gorgeous, well-kept grounds. Highly worth the stop, though we got a bit lost trying to find our way.
  • Super! I loved, I had you recommend guided tour of this place, full of history and an more beer tasting and cheese, simply awesome! Thank you to our guide that really with these explanations and the faison as he tells the story of the origin of the Abbey of maredsu is really easy learning 👍
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  • We made a few days ago at the Abbey for a visit with our french parents. To make sure the opening of the Abbey between the holidays of end of the year, I took the trouble to send email two days before. No reply (?) before the day "J", I phone. Poorly in took me, I came across a malpolie person who took me for a "gourd" because I had seen the hours on the site and I phoned anyway. This person was at the limit of the rudeness and has not left me the time to ask for more details on tours and tasting opportunities. (FYI, the answer to my mail me was sent the day after the visit!) Nevertheless, we made the (fairly long) trip with our french cousins and their little girl. Unfortunately, only the beauty of the place was appreciated but no visit scheduled for the manufacture of beers or cheeses. Our cousins were disappointed. We however ate very well at the restaurant which featured a pretty varied and very good quality. We feasted for a price very democratic, and all the staff, unlike the "operator", was very friendly and smiling. We ended the day in Dinant where the home of Leffe, the history of Leffe and explanations of the manufacture of different beers were available. In addition, a tasting was planned after the visit and a very nice gift was waiting for us at the exit... Damage to Maredsous, but we'll not with other visitors... Many improvements are to be expected in this site, both virtual than real.
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