Maredsous Abbey and Saint-Joseph Visitors Centre

Rue de Maredsous 11 - 5537 Denée

Maredsous Abbey and Saint-Joseph Visitors Centre

  • Car park
  • Coach car park
    15 parking spots
  • Dogs admitted
  • Visa/MasterCard


  • CGT
  • Wallonie destination qualité
  • Passeport
A haven of relaxation and spirituality, Maredsous Abbey continues to pride in the traditional welcome offered by Benedictine monks in an exceptional natural setting. Heirs to a 1,000 year-old tradition, the Maredsous monks welcome you at the Visitors Centre, cafeteria, souvenir/book shop and free playground. All the family will love the mouth-watering treats in store with the Abbey's gastronomic produce, including beers, cheeses and Maredsous breads. Our restaurant-tea room pampers you with an attentive waiter service and delicious local produce, including succulent pastries fresh from the Abbey kitchen.

On the 2019 agenda: Maredsous Culinary Evenings: thematic or à la carte meals every Friday and Saturday night - Christmas Market Skating Rink on last 5 weekends of the year - Christmas Walk, in conjunction with "Les Djâles d'Anhée" – Saturday December 28th. Plus, of course, many other events throughout the year. Check out the full programme at
Practical information

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    All year round except on January 1st • 01/10 to 31/03: weekdays from 10.00 to 18.00 (19.00 on weekends) • 01/04 to 30/09: weekdays from 10.00 to 18.00 (19.00 on Saturdays and 20.00 on Sundays) • July and August: every day from 10.00 to 19.00 (20.00 on Sundays)
  • Price
    Free admission: Abbey church, visitor's centre and audiovisual exhibition
  • Guided tour

    (all bilingual FR / NL). Tours every Saturday and Sunday, on bank holidays and every day during school holidays at 14.00 and 16.00 (15.30 in winter) • Price including tour of the little Cheese Museum (not including tasting): adults €6 - 60+ / students €4 - children (<12) free of charge • Packages including tasting also available

  • Tour length

    1 1/2 hrs

Information for groups

  • Opening times
    • Monday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Tuesday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Friday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday Closed
  • Guided tour
    EN, NL, FR • Set price €100 (groups up to 25 people) or €4/pers. (groups over 25 people)
  • Information
    • Combined tours
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  • E411 Brussels-Luxembourg motorway exit 14 towards Wépion and Dinant • E42 Mons-Liège motorway exit 14 towards Tamines and Fosses-la-Ville


  • 2019
    Maredsous Abbey's Christmas Market
    Maredsous Abbey's Christmas Market

    Maredsous Abbey offers you its traditional Christmas market, every weekend, from 26 November to 25 December 2016.

    An artisan market awaits, with numerous exhibitors, original artisans, concerts and various entertainment. All the usual seasonal products will be present: regional produce, cured meats, artisan craftwork, gift ideas, etc.

    The added bonus is clearly the venue, Maredsous Abbey, which lends itself perfectly to the spirit of the Christmas holidays.

    Christmas like it used to be.