Kortenberg Abbey

Kortenberg, Belgium

Kortenberg Abbey was a Benedictine nunnery. The foundation, dating from before 1105 and traditionally dated 1095, was confirmed by Odo of Tournai in 1110.

The abbey was an important location in the constitutional history of the Duchy of Brabant, as it was where the Charter of Kortenberg was confirmed and where the council met that was instituted to oversee the charter's implementation.

Kortenberg was suppressed in 1798. It is now a diocesan retreat centre. 

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Founded: c. 1095
Category: Religious sites in Belgium

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Bart van den heuvel (12 months ago)
Nice old building with good park to walk and forest nearby
Francois Potgieter (2 years ago)
Great people and very interesting building. Comes with history.
Timon C (2 years ago)
Quality simple snacks accompanied by delicious drinks. We ordered bruschetta, cheese croquettes and two fruity mocktails that were simply exquisite! Very friendly staff and quick service, all around great experience.
Melvyn Fishel (6 years ago)
Very nice settings, nice no-fuss terrace for a cosy afternoon drink in the abbey's park. Service a bit slow but no one goes there when in a hurry. Interesting choice of local beers.
Manolis Katsougkris (6 years ago)
Very nice environment. In the Kortenberg park. Well maintained and clean. When the weather is good it a a nice choice to have drinks.
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