Abdij van Averbode, Averbode

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Averbode Abbey is a Premonstratensian abbey situated in Averbode, in the municipality Scherpenheuvel-Zichem (Flemish Brabant), in the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels in Belgium.

It was founded about 1134, suppressed in 1797, and reestablished in 1834. Throughout the 20th century the abbey press was a leading children's publisher in Belgium. The church's building is a peculiar synthesis of Baroque and Gothic, with Renaissance ornament details, dominating the monastery complex. The whole structure was built of iron sandstone from Langdorp and white sandstone from Gobertange between 1664 and 1672, after a design by the Antwerp architect Jan Van den Eynde II.
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  • This historic abbey is big and impressive...there are renovations going on at the moment though, and the church is closed to visitors...still worth having a look around though, and the surrounding.....  more »
  • During this time of the year no crowding and could easily visit the Abbey. Famous for their beer it's also a good idea to buy some in the souvenir shop.  more »
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