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Averbode Abbey

Averbode Abbey

The Averbode Abbey is an Abbey of the Premonstratensians (Norbertines) which dates back from the 12th century. It is located in Averbode, in the municipality Scherpenheuvel-Zichem, a Belgian pilgrimage destination.

The abbey community counts 66 Norbertines of which 43 inhabit the abbey. During the 20th century the abbey became a famous publisher for children books. There’s also a long tradition of brewing beer, baking bread and producing cheese.

Since 2016 the experience-centrum “Het Moment” opened it’s doors, informing visitors about the rich history of the abbey. There’s also a brasserie and a store where you can taste and buy the various abbey products.

Supertip from a Local:
Right outside the abbey there’s a big lane, where if the weathers good you’ll find several ice-cream vendors. Locals refer to it as “de lekdreef” which you could translate as ‘licking alley’. The ice-cream is considered to be the best in the wide area.