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Abbaye de Maredsous, Denee

#3 of 20 in Historic Sites in Namur Province
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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  • Popular on weekends when the first weather (particularly of motorcyclists), area the Maredsous Abbey is a real haven of peace week or off-season. Discover the Church Benedict Abbey and its magnificent stained glass colored. Go hiking in the Molignée Valley. After the effort, take a detour by the brewery next to the building in order to taste the products of the Abbey of Maredsous (bread, beer, cheese, sausages...). A great way to spend a beautiful day.
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  • Arriving on the site is under the spell of the Abbey Church, which is the only monument "visitable" without having to pay. Guided tours are provided for species, not possible to visit the rest of the Abbey freely. A place is suitable for a bite and a drink. Only advantage of this place a beautiful playground for children.
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  • Walk in the Park and visit of the Abbey. Very nice site, lots of greenery. Possible place to drink and enjoy a good small Maredsous. Also possible to eat. Good point; a small children's playground is available for children.
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  • Epic Abbey. Epis view. Great place.
  • Perfect for a family day out
  • 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.

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