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Val-Dieu Abbey

Open today: 07:30 - 20:30
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Guided tour by Marie Louise a big success

We took a tour by 13 people and M-L gave it and by her passion and knowledge it was fantastic This... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
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Beautiful place

Although we were not located in this area, It was worth visiting this place. Because it was not... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Bennekom, The Netherlands
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 July 2013

I've visited the Val Dieu Abbey a number of times over the past ten years, and it never fails to please me. Well off the beaten track, close to the borders of Belgium, Holland & Germany, this oasis attracts visitors from all over. Food at...More

3  Thank 929KevinP
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 January 2012

The abbey it self is not very attractive I think. Although it is very special to hear the monks sing during ceremonies. But it isalso a place were you can taste Abbey beers and cheese (although I am not sure the beer is brewed locally)...More

1  Thank Gourmand_nl
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We took a tour by 13 people and M-L gave it and by her passion and knowledge it was fantastic This sisterciencer abbey is really cool Tons of history a great brewery with beer tasting at the end Top

Thank EMBE762
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Although we were not located in this area, It was worth visiting this place. Because it was not that big, there was a nice atmosphere. Interessting building and good local abbey beer

Thank Jean-PaulenUrsula
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We were in the area to visit the Henri Chapelle American Cemetery and went to Val Dieu for beer and lunch on the recommendation of an employee and were not disappointed. We briefly admired the buildings, but concentrated on ordering three different beers and ended...More

Thank rpcvtraveler75
Reviewed 12 July 2018

once a Cistercian monastery, the abbey lays between Maastricht and Liege, Built in early 13th century the abbey was destroyed four times in the centuries. Later a brewery was established in the late 20th century, brewing the typical monk’s beer. The garden and park around...More

Thank diporzio
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church . Attended concerts here. Visited this abbey every year every year for the last several years.

Thank Edna T
Reviewed 5 April 2018

All about this place is gorgeous. The buildings, the local products and beers, the friendly staff. And then there is the outdoor seating. Dilapidated tables (and I don't mean just antique), plastic chairs placed in a rows and lines. The view at the beautiful buildings...More

Thank ChristianH7
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This complex looks very good from the outside. There is a large gate to a front square, which is flanked by a restaurant/brasserie on the left side. At the back there is what used to be a reception room. To its right is the brewery....More

1  Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We stopped on our way back to Amsterdam as we had enjoyed the "blonde" beer the night before. We didn't have much time but managed a quick look in the church and a nice meal at the restaurant. The meal of the day was delicious...More

Thank KTLund
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We went here with a group of friend and had something to eat. The restaurant is very simple and self-service. The food is average but the locally brewed beer makes up for that. We took a guided tour but although the guide was a very...More

Thank JeroenB192
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We frequently drive up to Aubel, to hike around the Abbey of Val-Dieu. It's part of the "Pays d'Herve", an area with beautiful hills, pastures and forests. You walk in the sun for a few minutes, and then you can enjoy the cool shadow of...More

Thank pieterdeceuninck
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