A European network
hundreds of religious buildings to visit freely.
Through and for future generations
Dare to rethink the places
Public activities apart from religious ceremonies
Open Churches believes that churches are of the public domain and they should be open for visitors. They are not just for religious purposes, but as village centres, a representation of social life, a cultural space, and a touristic site.
Open Churches is a network of « open and welcoming churches » in the heart of Europe. Thanks to this website, the visitors will be able to discover which buildings belong to the ‘Open Churches’ with information about the opening times, descriptions, photos, highlighted elements of the church, information on events, etc.
The organization’s main goals are to Empower religious heritage and make it accessible for the local population, to create the correct atmosphere that will help visitors discover the richness of our religious heritage, and to organize social activities such as concerts and exhibitions to bring people closer to religious heritage and involve them in its safeguarding.
The Open Churches network is now present in Belgium, France and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, coordinated by regional entities.
For more information on our operations and local activities, select one of the regions below.
57 churches open their doors on the Open Church Weekend. Many also host guided tours and concerts or other events.Read more