Scherpenheuvel
The Essential
This is Belgium's hilltop national site venerating the Virgin Mary. The seven-sided basilica, topped by the country's first Baroque dome, was built by Cobergher, from 1609 to 1627, and stands at the centre of a geometrical urban layout, with seven avenues converging on it. A tall tower rises at the back the building. Inside, the radiating chapels display six brightly-coloured paintings by Van Loon, depicting the Lives of St Anne and the Virgin.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Scherpenheuvel

Church
Church
Averbode
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Church
Church
Zichem
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Conventual Buildings
Conventual Buildings
Averbode
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Conventual Cemetery
Conventual Cemetery
Averbode
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