We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Really nice

The Saint Peters abbey is just outside of the real touristic area. So you can enjoy your visit in... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Pretty good

Working abbey with its church alongside. Keen to show off its history including a small museum... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
david n
Manchester, United Kingdom
Read all 134 reviews
All photos (125)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good44%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fruit trees”(3 reviews)
“audio tour”(2 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Sint-Pietersplein 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 266 85 00
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Ghent
from USD 9.30
More Info
from USD 8.70
More Info
from USD 45.20
More Info
from USD 40.40
More Info
Reviews (134)
Filter reviews
53 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fruit trees audio tour beautiful church city centre worth a visit alison monk vineyards history building organ info van interior flemish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 53 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The Saint Peters abbey is just outside of the real touristic area. So you can enjoy your visit in quiteness. It is inspiring and nice

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank francien2015
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Working abbey with its church alongside. Keen to show off its history including a small museum / room but the info is all in Flemish. Gardens are tranquil with fruit trees, herbs & even a vineyard ! Abbey looks stunning at night as it is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank david n
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this Church from family who also recommended the Alison tour. Yes this is a bit out of the way, but go the right way and there are plenty of shops to look at along the way. The Alison tour only cost 4EU...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SFuller31
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The audio tour (Alison) is quite bizarre. It doesn’t really say anything much about the building, though it does talk a little about the 18th-19th century history of the abbey. Mostly it is a long, long story about a monk’s suicide told by a fictitious...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank michellecW323BO
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Beautiful church with glorious interiors. It is massive. Dont forget to check out the vineyard and garden behind it. It is away from the centre, but worth the visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TheGreatestNomad
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We took the "Alison" audio tour, which was really interesting and only slightly over-acted! The highlight was going into the church, where the tour goes up the back of the organ and you get an awesome view of the church from a balcony. Not to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank andydC9459FW
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Not directly in the city centre this abbey and the church besides is maybe not an obvious choice when you visit Gent. But this place is so worth to visit! The Saint Peters abbey is the earliest abbey in Gent and has a very long...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank furaha1nl
Reviewed 1 April 2017

can spend about an hour here looking at the old church building. its a good idea to read up about the history and significance of the place before visiting

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank MaheshM1105
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We took the video guided tour of the abbey called Alison, The Secret of the fallen angel. The duration was approximately 90 minutes. The virtual guide on duty is a certain monk with Scottish roots (yes, really!) who lived in the 18th century. The guide...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank -Blue_Eye123-
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Due to time constraints I only got to see the abbey from the outside. You can see it at it's best from a distance as you walk towards it and you can get some lovely photos from the nearby bridge. You must also see the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank jordanellie41
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 39 nearby hotels
Holiday Studio Edville Ghent
11 reviews
.51 km away
Ibis Gent Centrum Opera
1,157 reviews
.82 km away
Best Western Hotel Chamade
414 reviews
1.00 km away
196 reviews
1.03 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,018 nearby restaurants
Restaurant Firenze
193 reviews
.28 km away
Paul's Boutique
112 reviews
.18 km away
83 reviews
.23 km away
Il Faro
50 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 336 nearby attractions
Museum of Fine Arts Ghen
371 reviews
.47 km away
Vooruit Arts Centre
161 reviews
.63 km away
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK)
180 reviews
.51 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Saint Peter's Abbey staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines