Grimbergen Abbey is a Premonstratensian monastery established in 1128 in the place of an earlier foundation of Augustinian Canons.

The abbey itself was dissolved in 1796 in the aftermath of the French Revolution, but the abbey church of Saint Servatius survived as the parish church of Grimbergen. After the French Revolution the abbey was reinstated. The building in its present form dates from 1660 and is considered one of the most beautiful and best-integrated Baroque churches in the Low Countries. It was elevated to the status of basilica minor in 1999.

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Founded: 1128
Category: Religious sites in Belgium

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marc grimbergen (2 years ago)
Hidden gem near Brussels
T. Rick (2 years ago)
'founded in 1128 but burned down three times in all, giving it its symbol of a phoenix and the motto 'ardet nec consumitur = burned but not destroyed'... and the bier is stellar!
jose baby (3 years ago)
An amazingly beautiful and antique Abbey in a scenic suburb of Brussels.
Claudine Lavalleye (3 years ago)
Prachtige abdijkerk, fantastisch houtsnijwerk. Nog abdij met paters
Freddy Horicx (3 years ago)
Dit gebouw getuigt nog van een rijk kerkelijk en cultureel verleden ! Nog steeds prachtig onderhouden. Doet je wat wegdromen. Prachtige toren ook ! Dat alles gelegen temidden v/e mooi centrum met parking in voldoende mate aanwezig in relatief korte nabijheid. En een goed horeca-aanbod. Goed voor enkele uurtjes ontspanning....!
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