Abbaye des Dunes Museum 1138

Interesting
This abbey was founded by Benedictines in 1107 and became Cistercian in 1138. It had its heyday under Abbot Elias van Koksijde, becoming one of Western Europe's major abbeys. The Calvinists destroyed it in 1566. The ruins still suggest the majestic lines of the abbey church. The museum charts the site's history and presents aspects of the monks' daily lives.

Useful information

Address:

Koninklijke Prinslaan 6-8, 8670 Koksijde

Phone:

+32 58 53 39 50

Price:

5 € (-26 years old 1 €)

Opening hours

Apr-Oct: 10am-6pm, weekends 2pm-6pm; rest of year: 2pm-6pm - closed Mon, 24, 25 and 31 Dec, 1 Jan

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