About Sin-Catharinadal Monastery in Oosterhout:
At over 750 years old, this is one of the oldest Norbertine congregations in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Over the centuries that have endured the Protestant Reformation, French rule (monastic life was considered useless and contrary to freedom) and more.
Through it all, the Norbertines have preserved their community, including the monastery buildings and the land around them. Their survival was in large part due to the protection of members of the royal court, to whom several sisters were related.
When possible, the Norbertine nuns cultivated the fields and ran the farm so they could be self-sufficient. The Norbertine nuns had initially considered growing hops on the monastery’s vast grounds. However, they decided that beer production was less in keeping with the image of a women’s monastery, and in May, 2015, they began producing wine.
You are welcome to join them for Mass. See their schedule on the website listed below.
They invite you to visit their restaurant and enjoy delicious and seasonal dishes, fine wines and the beautiful view of the vines.
The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 for lunch and from 18:00 for dinner.
They do not receive guests between 5 and 6 pm due to preparations for dinner.
The winery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Traveling to Sin-Catharinadal Monastery in Oosterhout:
Address: Kloosterdreef 3, 4901 PH Oosterhout
Tel: +31 0162 – 45 55 56 (wine house) +31 0162 – 46 46 73
Click here for the official website of Sint-Catharinadal (“Valley of St. Catherine”) Monastery