A stunning Roman Catholic parish church with Romanesque architecture.
Known as Onze-Lieve-Vrouwebasiliek in Dutch, the Basilica of Our Lady is an 11th century church dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption. The bronze statue of Our Lady lies as the centrepiece of the church, framed by glowing tapers and vivid stained glass in a stunning kaleidoscope of colours. As you stand before the statue in the great sombre hall of the church, you can make a prayer to Our Lady and light a candle along with it. Perhaps you may even get to witness a miracle within this locally-claimed church of miracles. Besides attending mass, you can also explore the church’s rich treasury of religious objects, or the mysterious crypts below. For those looking for a deeper insight into the church’s history and all its features, the Basilica of Our Lady also offers remarkable audio tours that take you through all its highlights. From religious austerity to informative tours, the dim Basilica of Our Lady is a gorgeous place that will leave you feeling lighter.