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Time for some silence

This beautiful monastery is located between the woods. It's a very nice and serene place to be... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Arno S
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Attractive building

The building is attractive, even though large parts have been renewed recently. This is probably... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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17 Nov 2017
“Time for some silence”
19 Jul 2017
“The only monastery of its kind in Northern Europe.”
Boslaan 3-5, 9561 LH Ter Apel, The Netherlands
+31 599 581 370
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This beautiful monastery is located between the woods. It's a very nice and serene place to be, it's unfortunately not always opened to visit. But still there is a lot you van enjoy around it as the woods and the park around it are very...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Arno S
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to visit with a stunning herb garden. If you book a tour the local guides (volunteers) will tell you about the history and the architectural details of the building. The money raised by the tours will go towards the preservation of the monastery.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Tim K
Reviewed 5 June 2017

A visit to this monastery was already for a while on my list to do. Yesterday I finally went there and it was really amazing. Spent 1,5 hours wondering through the herbgarden, church, and other rooms. The atmosphere is magical, there is interesting information to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Joost N
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful building with beautifully restored parts, but this must be the only UNESCO world heritage site I have ever visited that is entirely devoid of information signage in English. The only English signage was a negative "don't sit here". Come on guys - fix this....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Theovanhensbergen
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The building is attractive, even though large parts have been renewed recently. This is probably one of the most complete old abbeys in the northern Netherlands. Almost the entire abbey can be visited. The church with its 'doksaal' (which apparently translates as 'rood') is the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Lovely building, with interesting blend of new buildings and the old monastry. Sadly, on the day we visited the place was overrun with Open University guests, who swamped the venue and spoilt the fun for paying visitors. These things happen and staff tried to deal...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank staghunter
Reviewed 31 January 2013

Sadly, not very much of the old abbey remains, but what there still is gives us a good impression of this outpost of civilisation that helped develop the area in the Middle Ages.

Thank Gerrit P
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