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Grimbergen, Belgium: Grimbergen Abbey

About Grimbergen Abbey:

Grombergen Abbey, Grimbergen Belgium
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Grimbergen Abbey was established in 1128 and then, 1796, it was disbanded as a result of the French Revolution.  Although the Abbey burned down, the church survived, and then after the French Revolution the Abbey was reinstated.  It is run by monks of the Norbertine Order: Norbertines are called to live in community according to the ideal of Norbertus (founder of the Norbertine order.

It was elevated to the status of basilica minor in 1999.

They offer the possibility for groups to reflect during the day (overnight accommodation is not possible) or you can use the available meeting rooms.


The monastery was famous for its brewery and its recipes were thought to be lost when it was burned down by French revolutionaries.  In 2019 the monks revived their tradition of brewing beer after rediscovering the original ingredients and methods in their archives.


Traveling to Grimbergen and Grimbergen Abbey:

Address:  Kerkplein 1, 1850 Grimbergen

Tel : +32 2 272 40 60

email:  norbertijnenabdij@abdijgrimbergen.be

Click here for the official website of Grimbergen Abbey.

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