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Address: Abbaye de la Cambre, Brussels 1000, Belgium

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Lovely retreat from bustling Brussels. Former Cistercian abbey that has a colourful and chequered history. There's info pamphlets available for a few cents. We managed to gain... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Happy186605
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Lovely retreat from bustling Brussels. Former Cistercian abbey that has a colourful and chequered history. There's info pamphlets available for a few cents. We managed to gain access to the cloister area courtesy of the local chaplain. The surrounding formal gardens are a treat. Highly recommend a visit.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

A great summer walk in the middle of the city , quiet area and green. some people's are doing a pic nic by the lake..fantastic discovery.

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New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I only read of the Abbey's existence by chance in a guide book, it doesn't seem to be overly publicised as a tourist destination which is probably a good thing. I initially had some trouble finding it after getting off the tram and had to ask a local for help, but that was possibly just my Northern Hemisphere disorientation at... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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353 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

One of the top spots in Brussels to have a stroll and enjoy the good weather. The park is beautiful as well as its surroundings . You can visit the interior of the Abbaye as well which in my opinion achieves the perfect balance between elegance and modesty. Not so far from Flagey. So you can walk from the Abbaye... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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154 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This place is clearly one of my three favourite spots in Brussels. Beautiful, cared for and quiet gardens in the middle of a busy area, easy access and never crowded.

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Thank Alfons758
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Always attracts a cool, chilled crowd. Little nooks and crannies to explore. Great place for strolling and also for exercising.

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Beautiful peaceful place in a busy surrounding, old monastery buildings, nicely kept gardens. Some people use it for exercise (run up and down the many stairs, make yoga on the grass), others to enjoy lunch ...

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Yogya
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504 reviews
360 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

This place is used to be monastery in the past but nowadays it is not used anymore. There is nothing interesting about the building but the park around it is very green and great. Most of local went here for picnic during the weekend.

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Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2013

definately a place for those who enjoy a walk in the forest and a suprise in the middle of it accompanies by a coffee for instance

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Budapest
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103 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2012

one of the many nice pick-nick areas of Brussels. Close to the centre and the residential areas. Also nice for a walk

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