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Church of Our Lady of Laeken

Onze Lieve Vrouw Voorplein, Brussels 1020, Belgium
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Not the usual tourist attraction.

If visiting a cemetery is your thing then don't miss this one, as it has some amazing old graves... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
SimKris
,
Melbourne
Lovely Church and Royal Mausoleum

The church of Our Lady of Laeken, completed in the early 1900s, is in a lovely Neo-Gothic style... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Quill2005
,
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Onze Lieve Vrouw Voorplein, Brussels 1020, Belgium
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

If visiting a cemetery is your thing then don't miss this one, as it has some amazing old graves. Some of the sculptures give an interesting insight into the way people grieve for a loved one/s. There seems to be cleaning and restoration of graves...More

Thank SimKris
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The church of Our Lady of Laeken, completed in the early 1900s, is in a lovely Neo-Gothic style. It’s not as centrally located in Brussels as other impressive churches such as the Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudula, and the church of Notre Dame du...More

Thank Quill2005
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This place is good and the architecture is very good. Its one of the best places. I would recommend it to tourists.

Thank Picknmove
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This church is the best one in Brussels,dont know why so many ppl miss it,maybe because there is a lot of cemetery pictures in this,but cemetery is behind the church.

Thank Martins O
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice church. Beautiful artwork and impressing in size. We didn't go in, and I don't know if you were allowed. The graveyard next door is also nice.

Thank KentA704
Reviewed 15 March 2016

being able to visit this church was great. the design and the work that went into making this church is easily seen. The history, the view are all great. Trying to get a picture of the whole church and not having any signage from the...More

Thank DutchGeek
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Whilst there is nothing medieval here: this is stunning neo Gothic building built for the Belgium Royal Family. Try to visit on a Sunday afternoon when the royal crypt is open to the public. For a further dose of Victorian high gothic visit the cometary...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 25 March 2015

The church is impressive and contains the royal crypt. Don't miss out the grave yard next to it that contains an sculpture of the Thinker by Godin. Many others beautiful sculptures. From there you can walk (mostly) across parks to the Atomium.

1  Thank S_de_bxl
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Visit also the cemetery next to the church, it is one of the most beautiful of Belgium. In the 19th and 20th century important figures from the Brussels nobility and bourgeoisie were buried here. Because they wanted to impress even after death, many tombstones are...More

Thank Globetrotter045
Reviewed 22 July 2012

Comparable to the gorgeous Père Lachaise in Paris. This cemetery is outstanding. Very quiet and peaceful. Some graves are very old and overgrown, it's simply beautiful. Be sure to visit the crypts underneath. Easy to get lost in this place for a few hours.

2  Thank Food L
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