Anderlecht is home to the smallest béguinage (a type of lay convent) in Belgium, first referred to in historical sources in 1252. Situated just a stone’s throw from the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter and Saint Guy, it consists of two long, squat modest small houses, one built in the 17th century (and part of which dates even to the 15th century) and the other in the 18th century, around a walled garden with a well. This quaint site was once the home to eight beguines (lay nuns). (Listed – 25/10/1938)
Guided tours “The Anderlecht beguinage after restoration”: the beguinage, completely restored, reopens its doors on the occasion of the Heritage Days! A guide invites you to discover its history.
Saturday and sunday 10:00 to 18:00
Rue du Chapelain/Kapelaanstraat 8 – Anderlecht
Reservation only for guided tours