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The Moment

Within a few months, we will be offering a range of guided tours of The Moment with information about baking bread, cheese making, brewing, abbey life, the farm and the publishing company. Job centres are also being developed and we are working with the publisher on developing an educational programme for school children (9 to […]

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Within a few months, we will be offering a range of guided tours of The Moment with information about baking bread, cheese making, brewing, abbey life, the farm and the publishing company. Job centres are also being developed and we are working with the publisher on developing an educational programme for school children (9 to 12 years old). Currently visitors can already watch a film that also shows abbey life.

 

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The Abbey

Since its foundation in 1134 Averbode Abbey – situated on the border of the Kempen and Hageland – is a crossroads of different worlds. For centuries, it has linked spiritual life with a commitment to society as a whole. Even today, for many the abbey is a place of silence and reflection. True to the […]

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Since its foundation in 1134 Averbode Abbey – situated on the border of the Kempen and Hageland – is a crossroads of different worlds. For centuries, it has linked spiritual life with a commitment to society as a whole. Even today, for many the abbey is a place of silence and reflection. True to the values of authenticity and harmony, the abbey community has a long tradition of the sustainable production of food and drink. Indeed, for centuries Averbode Abbey has housed a bakery, cheese-maturing plant and a brewery. Even today it contributes to responsible agriculture with its dairy farm.

The Abbey community has decided to continue its age-old economic activities in a manner that is both new and contemporary with quality products: bread, gingerbread, cheese and beer. The proceeds will be spent on charitable projects, educational publications of a social value and heritage projects at Averbode.

Would you like to visit the abbey? You are more than welcome! During the day you are free to visit the abbey courtyard and the abbey church. Every Sunday afternoon between Easter and All Saints there is a tour of the abbey for individual visitors at 3 pm.

Groups can also request an abbey visit at other times of the week. Group visits are allowed, depending on what is possible for the community at that time. Would you like to find out more about group visits, group reflection and our open days? Go to this site!

 

Open Time

Abbeystore

From Tuesday 'till Friday

10h 'till 20h

Saturday, sunday and holidays

10h 'till 20h

In Juli and August also open on mondays

Abbeycafé

Winter (from the first week of oktober 'till Eastern holidays

From Tuesday 'till Friday

10h 'till 18h

Saturday, sunday and holidays

10h 'till 20h

Summer (from the start of Eastern holidays 'till the last week of september

From Tuesday 'till Sunday and holidays

10h 'till 20h

In Juli and August also open on mondays

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How can you book?

You can directly apply for your tour at the abbey

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Groups can also request an abbey visit at other times of the week. They are allowed depending on the capabilities of the community at that time.