What can one experience here?

  • Regional products

    Regional products

  • Averbode Abbey was founded in 1135 on the initiative of Arnold II, as the Earl of Loon.
  • It was originally a ’double cloister' accommodating both men and women, but was ‘undoubled’ indefinitely in the early 13th century.
  • It is an abbey of the Premonstratensians, otherwise known as the Norbertines or White Canons and has 78 members, 45 of whom live and work in the abbey.
  • The Gothic gate house was built in the second half of the 14th century and is the oldest remaining part.
  • The abbey now contains guests’ quarters, a regional product shop and a reflection centre.
  • On the left side of the abbey lies the Maria Park with a series of original groups of statues.
  • Abdij van Averbode (©Lander Loeckx)
  • Abdij van Averbode (©Johan Van Dooren/Sense)
  • Abdij van Averbode (©Lander Loeckx)

Averbode Abbey

Abdijstraat 1,
3271 Averbode (Scherpenheuvel-Zichem)
Tel. +32 13 78 04 40