Monastery De Achelse Kluis - Hamont-Achel
Do you know how to crack the Achelse Kluis? Just across the border in Belgium, you can find an extraordinary old monastery. Apart from its fascinating appearance, it also has a rich history. In 1846, during the interruption of the French Revolution, the Trappist monks of Westmalle founded St Benedict's Abbey on this site. In popular speech it is also called De Achelse Kluis. Tip: Check the calendar on the website for activities and guided tours.
One of the former stables has been converted into a brasserie, where you can enjoy delicious lunches. Do you like to drink a special beer? Then try one of the Achel Trappist beers. You can also buy them in the Abbey shop where they have a complementary assortment of monastic products, books, religious articles, CDs and maps.