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Abbaye des Dunes Museum 1138
Koninklijke Prinslaan 6-8, 8670 Koksijde Route Planner
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Opening hours

Apr-Oct: daily except Mon 10am‑6pm, weekends 2pm‑6pm (rest of year: 5pm) - closed Jan and 24-25, 31 Dec

Description

This abbey was founded by Benedictines in 1107 and became Cistercian in 1138. It had its heyday under Abbot Elias van Koksijde, becoming one of Western Europe's major abbeys. The Calvinists destroyed it in 1566. The ruins still suggest the majestic lines of the abbey church. The museum charts the site's history and presents aspects of the monks' daily lives.

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  • From €40 to €92
    MICHELIN 2019
    1.05 km - Zeelaan 265, 8670 Koksijde
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    MICHELIN 2019
    1.08 km - Strandlaan 266, 8670 Sint-Idesbald
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    MICHELIN 2019
    1.13 km - Strandlaan 6, 8670 Sint-Idesbald