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Address: Koninklijke Prinslaan 8, Koksijde 8670, Belgium
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The Richest Religious Institution in Belgium during the Middle Ages

There is so much history in this cloister and all that for us to explore for just 5 Euros. I could share with you all the historical events, but then I would make you very sleepy... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

There is so much history in this cloister and all that for us to explore for just 5 Euros. I could share with you all the historical events, but then I would make you very sleepy. Instead I will share with you what I enjoyed the most about this historic cloister. First of all, we entered into the museum and... More 

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Salisbury
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Although the first thing to see is an brief display about the monastery's history in Dutch, the fun starts when you get to the ruins. They have set up equipment for playing mediaeval style skittles, croquet and boules, which occupied us for half an hour of fun. The ruins had signs explaining what different sections were and how they were... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This museum shows the original items found at the site. There is a nice movie, and ruins of the abbey can be seen. The cafe has decent prices, and St.-Idesbald beer, named after a saint from here. There is a silverware collection from the 19th and 20th centuries. One of the nicest items is a stone with a child's footprint... More 

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Koksijde, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Koksijde is a seaside resort which has three marvellous museums: Abdijmuseum Ten Duinen, Delvaux museum and Visserij museum. When the weather isn’t fit for sunbathing on the beach they are a perfect place to spend a few interesting hours enriching your cultural and historic “baggage” . The Abdijmuseum Ten Duinen is maybe the best known.. . The museum offers the... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2012

The 12th century Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of the Dunes (Ten Duinen), located in the present-day municipality of Koksijde, among the sand hills between Dunkirk and Nieuwpoort, offers a glimpse into what monastic life was like in the early mediaeval period. Most of the abbey buildings do not remain, but the site where they stood is well laid out... More 

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