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Visit : Religious Heritage

Notre-Dame of Leffe Abbey

Notre-Dame of Leffe Abbey
© Abbaye de Leffe - Fabian Mathot

In 1152 Henry the Blind, Earl of Namur, gave the Church of Leffe to the Premonstratensian Order of Floreffe. The monastery that developed as a result became an abbey in 1200. It has survived its fair share of disasters over the years, was reconstructed in the 17th and 18th centuries, and plundered by French revolutionaries in 1794. The present buildings were sold in 1816 and transformed into workshops, but in 1903 were purchased by the exiled French Premonstratensian Order and restored as an abbey.

Open on Wednesdays and Sundays at 3pm except 6 June, 14, 15 and 28 August (unless otherwise stated)
Duration of the visit: 1hour at the most
Heritage Week (second week in September): the abbey is open to visitors
Groups: please contact the abbey beforehand

Free entrance


  • tel. : +32 (0) 82 22 23 77
  • fax : +32 (0) 82 21 37 28
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