Meersel-Dreef Monastery

Hoogstraten, Belgium

Dreef developed around the Capuchin Monastery, which was built in 1687 near the mark. The monastery serves as a parish church for the parish Meersel-Recherche and the monastery itself serving since 1968 as kapelanij. In 1889 a beech lane was constructed to the monastery. The Recherche, which has been protected since 1953, gave its name to the village that grew up around. Furthermore, as a monument recognized Maria Park (pilgrimage) and the Meersel Mill, a water mill on the river Mark, dating from the 14th century.

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