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Abbaye de Maredsous, Denee

(3.6/5 based on 380+ 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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Reviews
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  • The place is interesting but the exploitation of the tourist is really pushed to the extreme... Too bad because the site is worth a visit... Maybe we will return...
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  • Very nice place and great food. Personally we appreciate the slices of cheese and Maredsous beer.
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  • The Abbey is beautiful. Ample parking nearby. In summer, ideal for children, with a playground next to the tables on the terrace. Possibility to eat on the spot.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Really nice grounds a buildings. Food was great too.