Having seen dozens of temples, mosques, shrines, churches and cathedrals (of all denominations) around the world, this one was certainly one of the more interesting, as you could clearly see the remnants of the church that had been there prior to the building of the cathedral. There is a distinct change in architectural design between the two and this is especially noticeable in the crypt.
The main building is predominantly Gothic in style with the internal décor, statues etc. similar in style to many other Catholic churches. That said, it is still very impressive in its own right, with a number of beautiful artworks and an impressive roof construction when viewed internally.
The main artwork was a little disappointing not because of the artwork but because it was difficult to see. The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is currently sited in a small chapel to the left of the main entrance and even with a few people in there it is almost impossible to get to the centre to get a good look at the centre panel of the painting - people will just not move. Also, the paining is held too high off the ground, making it difficult to see the upper parts of the picture. That said, the quality of the artwork is fantastic - well worth a look, although having seen it we found we could examine it better on the internet - see "http://closertovaneyck.kikirpa.be".
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