Semi-guided tour: Life in the abbey and the exhibition Divine Lightning: 900 Years of the Norbertines

  • A guide will give you outside a 30 minutes introduction on the exhibition Divine Lightning: 900 Years of the Norbertines. 
  • After the introduction each person will receive an audio guide to visit the expo inside. 

From the roots of the past to today, Divine Lightning puts the religious order in the spotlight. Discover how abbey life was organised and what duties the Norbertines carried out. Their role in religious, economic and cultural life is also explored in depth.

How did the Norbertine fathers live and work 900 years ago? After intense restoration, you can once again visit the abbey’s magnificent refectory and imposing library and enter the world of the Norbertines.

Admire the abbey’s masterpieces and discover the story of the unique 17th-century stucco ceiling, created by Jan-Christian Hansche. Marvel at the cloister with its 20 exceptional, monumental stained-glass windows, also dating back to the 17th century, created by Leuven glass artist Jan de Caumont and newly reinstalled. Today these are recognised and protected as Flemish masterpieces.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Languages: Dutch, French, English and German
  • Price: €14 per person (including tour and entry)
  • For 10-20 people

Sociocultural associations and businesses

Would you like to visit the abbey with your sociocultural association or business? We’re happy to design a customised programme with you.


Something wrong or unclear on this page? Let us know.