Herkenrode Abbey Site: group programme

Requests for guided group tours must be submitted at least 14 days before the requested date of the tour.

Discover in a group the fascinating history and wonderful surroundings of Herkenrode Abbey Site. The old farm buildings of Herkenrode Abbey and the surrounding 100 hectares of countryside are well worth a visit. This vibrant site is the starting point for various walking and cycling routes. You can also hire a bicycle there.

Group visit to the Experience Centre

The Experience Centre takes you on a chronological tour of the fascinating 600-year history of Herkenrode and the women who lived there, in both good times and bad.  Afterwards, the guide takes you on a short walk through the abbey site.

  • Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm - not on Mondays and in January (with the exception of the Christmas holidays), on 1 January, 24, 25 and 31 December
  • Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Group rate (min. 15 persons): 4 euros p.p.
  • Guide fee: 70 euros - max. 20 pers. per guide

Group visit to the exhibition Herkenrode monastery site

In the 16th-century basements of the monastery, you will become acquainted with the 900-year history of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre: ‘From Jerusalem to Herkenrode’. Captivating and surprising.

  • Every day between 10h00 and 17h00, except Mondays. Closed in January.
  • Duration: 1,5 hours.
  • Group prices (min. 15 pers.): 1 euro pp
  • Price guide: 70 euros - max. 20 pers. per guide

Group visit to the herb and inspiration garden

Stroll through this 2-hectare contemporary herb park, with its more than 500 different plants and fascinating architecture. A unique place in which to relax, and one that you can return to time after time....

  • 1 April to 31 October
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Group rate (min. 15 persons): 3 euros p.p.
  • Guide fee: 70 euros - max. 20 pers. per guide

Group visit to the Experience Centre & herb and inspiration garden

Together with your guide, discover in the Experience Centre everything about the abbey and visit the herb and inspiration garden.

  • 1 April to 31 October
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Group rate (min. 15 persons): 5 euros p.p.
  • Guide fee: 140 euros - max. 20 pers. per guide

Group visit to the Bee Hall

  • Every Sunday from May to August: 2 pm to 5 pm
  • Ghislain Louis, T +32 474 32 13 51 of ghislain.louis@telenet.be
  • By appointment only. Please book a few days in advance.

Tester and petty facts walk

Taste all the delicious items that the abbey and the region have to offer. During the walk, a guide will tell you all kinds of facts about the abbey, its history and the nature that surrounds it.

  • Duration: 2.5 hours (3.5 km)
  • Group rate:
    • € 12 per person (min. 8 and max. 15 people)
    • € 8 per person (< 18 years old)
  • Guide fee: € 70

Walk with… the abbess

The last abbess of Herkenrode will tell you about life in the abbey. She peppers her story with humour and anecdotes. She expects absolute piety and obedience from you!

  • Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
  • Price:  € 5 per person
  • Group rate (from 15 pers.): € 4 per person
  • Guide fee: € 70