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  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    Antoon Van Dyck's four-hundred-year-old masterpiece "The Calvary" will be restored during summer 2024. This will take place in the church itself and during the Open Church Days, the restorers will be happy to talk to you and you can literally come and look on their hands. Those who know the vicissitudes of this painting, looted by the French revolutionaries, hidden during the World Wars... realise that it is a miracle that it can still be admired in Dendermonde today. The...

    Restoration of "The Calvary" by Anthony Van Dyck 

    Free visit

    31/05/2024
    01/06/2024
    02/06/2024

    Onze-Lieve-Vrouw

    9200 Dendermonde

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    Always touched by the impossible, for yet possible? Evocation of what deeply moves us to hopefully build a connected world.

    Challenged by dreams, nods to the impossible 

    Exhibition

    31/05/2024
    01/06/2024
    02/06/2024

    Kapel van de Karmel

    9300 Aalst

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    The original pulpit, in naturalistic style, has been on display in St Peter's Church in Leuven since the early 19th century. Would it return to its original home once more after all? Mary was always at home in the centre of Ninove. After all, the abbey church was dedicated to "the most Blessed Virgin Mary" in 1827. The current dedication "Our Lady Ascension" came with the transfer to the parish church. In Antwerp Cathedral in 2021, the statue of the...

    What if... the impossible becomes (briefly) possible after all 

    Free visit

    02/06/2024

    Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Hemelvaart

    9400 Ninove

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    To close the Open Kerkendagen Ninove, Nicolas De Troyer, organist-titular of St Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent, will give an organ concert on the recently restored Forceville organ. Entrance is free. Hearty welcome.

    Organ concert

    02/06/2024

    Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Hemelvaart

    9400 Ninove

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    Welcome to Appelterre church on 1 and 2 June from 2pm to 5pm. Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of light, colour and glass. What if the stained-glass windows were no longer boarded up but let the light back in in its full glory? Come, see and experience! Something for everyone.

    What if... the light comes in again? 

    Free visit

    01/06/2024
    02/06/2024

    Sint-Gertrudis

    9400 Appelterre - Eichem (Ninove)

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    A touch of nostalgia for earlier times when the statue of the Virgin Mary was carried along on strong shoulders and the streets were strewn with flower petals....

    What if we could join some procession with our beautiful statue of the Virgin Mary? 

    Free visit

    02/06/2024

    Sint-Amandus

    9400 Nederhasselt (Ninove)

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    On display :-very beautiful stained-glass windows OLV Smarten -very valuable paintings: -Deposition of Christ (Abraham Janssen Van Nuyssen) -Triptych The Death of the Cross (Michiel Coxcie) -Martyrdom of Saint Peter (Anthony Sallaert).

    Spot on .... some very valuable paintings 

    Free visit

    02/06/2024

    Sint-Pieter

    9400 Denderwindeke (Ninove)

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    "The church of Meerbeke as a key witness to its life, death and exaltation". A walk in and around the church with Jaak Peersman. In good weather afterwards a bread meal on the church square. Registration required via nadine.smet@gmail.com

    What if .... the stones speak of Berlindis? 

    Guided tour

    01/06/2024

    Sint-Pieter en Sint-Berlindis

    9402 Meerbeke (Ninove)

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    Ongoing exhibition in the church about the Berlindisommegang past and present + video with recent interviews about Berlindis (Drinks provided; free contribution).

    Berlindis as the patron saint of farmers and livestock 

    Exhibition

    02/06/2024

    Sint-Pieter en Sint-Berlindis

    9402 Meerbeke (Ninove)

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    Berlindis is the patron saint of farmers and livestock On 2 June, there is a Berlindis procession along some streets around the church. (duration 1 1/2 hours). Everyone and farmers in particular are cordially invited to join the procession.

    Berlindis procession along some streets around the church 

    Procession

    02/06/2024

    Sint-Pieter en Sint-Berlindis

    9402 Meerbeke (Ninove)

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    The cross on the tower is from 1928 and was made by "Frans Barbieur ", blacksmith on the Biest. The cross became slanted due to storm "Eunice" in February 2022. As a result, the cross had to be removed to restore its anchorage. On 2 June, the tower cross will be set up in the church for viewing. Later in the year, it will return to its familiar place on the tower.

    Spot on... The church's tower cross 

    Free visit

    01/06/2024
    02/06/2024

    Sint-Amandus

    9404 Aspelare (Ninove)

  • 1 & 2 June 2024

    Free visit

    01/06/2024
    02/06/2024

    Sint-Martinus

    9572 Sint-Martens-Lierde (Lierde)

  • 1 & 2 June 2024

    Free visit

    01/06/2024
    02/06/2024

    Sint-Walburga

    9700 Oudenaarde

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    Silence and tranquillity together with nature in the church.

    Unique experience of nature and church 

    Silence experience in eco-church

    31/05/2024
    01/06/2024
    02/06/2024

    Sint-Petrus-en-Urbanus

    9750 Huise-Zingem (Kruisem)

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    Organ virtuosos will play for you their own choice music in a "nod to the impossible" (theme of Open Church Days 2024).

    Organ virtuosos play for you.... 

    Organ concert

    01/06/2024
    02/06/2024

    Sint-Dionysius

    9772 Wannegem-Lede (Kruisem)

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    EVB Art and Charlotte's Imagery connect their artistic craftsmanship and are happy to exhibit it in a unique location. Ellen Van Brabandt comes out with her abstract, intuitive art where Charlotte Deldaele lets her unique photographic images shine among the colourful canvases. A soul connection that lets people connect.

    Souls Connected 

    Exhibition

    30/05/2024
    31/05/2024
    01/06/2024

    Sint-Dionysius

    9772 Wannegem-Lede (Kruisem)

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    In March 2024, the painting was hung back in place above the main altar. This was immediately the final part of the restorations. The altar of Mary, the main altar and the Martinus altar now shine back in their former splendour. On Sunday, restorer Bart Verbeke will explain his work. The whole event will be accompanied by music. Free visits are possible throughout the weekend and explanations will be given on Sunday afternoon.

    Admire the restored paintings in the church 

    Guided tour

    02/06/2024

    Sint-Martinus

    9800 Sint-Martens-Leerne (Deinze)

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    Sandra Vande der Gucht will play the historic Van Peteghem organ (1834) during this concert entitled "Masked Ball" and let us hear works by Isfrid Kayser, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Carl Philippe Emmanuel Bach, Christoph Graupner, François Couperin and Joseph Haydn, all music from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries.

    Sandra (b 1979, Ghent) obtained a master's degree in organ in 2006 from the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, and today teaches a.o. accompaniment practice and keyboard at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent....

    Organ music themed "Masquerade Ball" 

    Organ concert

    02/06/2024

    Sint-Stefanus

    9820 Melsen (Merelbeke)

  • Free visit

    31/05/2024
    01/06/2024
    02/06/2024

    Sint-Martinus

    9830 Sint-Martens-Latem

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    Photos from the "old box", in which the elderly will recognise themselves, the children and grandchildren, their parents and grandparents.Photos about the various renovations (2019 to2022).Some books will be available for perusal, including "Parish and Church of St Willibrordus" by Alfons Ryserhove (1995).

    Exhibition

    01/06/2024 - 15/08/2024

    Sint-Willibrordus

    9910 Knesselare

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    Organ concert, free visit, music, artists, film...
    You can also hear the 3 bells which were consecrated in 1949 viz :
    - Willibrord - 985 kg
    - OLV - 500 kg
    - St. Anna - 350 kg

    Open Churches Days 

    Free visit

    31/05/2024
    01/06/2024
    02/06/2024

    Sint-Willibrordus

    9910 Knesselare

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    Welcome for a free visit to our church!

    Free visit

    31/05/2024
    01/06/2024
    02/06/2024

    Heilig Hart

    9940 Belzele (Evergem)

  • 1 & 2 June 2024

    Drawing competition on the subject of "the church" 

    Working with local schools

    01/06/2024
    02/06/2024

    Heilig Hart

    9940 Belzele (Evergem)

  • Cycle tour along the Basseveld chapels. Transfer of the little chapel on the Landsdijk to the OLV Hemelvaart church plant in Bassevelde and 70 years of the Maria chapel in the Doodhoek.Individual departure from 2pm at the parish hall. We finish at the entrance to the church with a surprise.Register in advance by transferring €5 to account BE15 7370 2521 8730 stating name and number of persons by Sunday 28 April.

    Tour

    01/05/2024

    Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Hemelvaart

    9968 Bassevelde (Assenede)

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    Those wishing to view our village from a height of 46 metres can climb the church tower at their own risk in small groups.
    Also opportunity to view the graffiti from last century in a small exhibition.

    Visit to the church tower 

    Free visit

    02/06/2024

    Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Hemelvaart

    9968 Bassevelde (Assenede)

  • 1 & 2 June 2024

    Of flowers and plants 

    Guided tour

    02/06/2024

    Notre-Dame

    L-2240 Luxembourg-Centre

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    a musical journey through the European Baroque with organist Maurice Clement. As an interlude, floral motifs and their symbolism by Christiane Kremer-Hoffmann.

    fiori musicali 

    Organ concert

    31/05/2024

    Saint-Michael

    L-2536 Luxembourg

  • 1 & 2 June 2024
    The entire baroque church interior in Junglinster literally speaks through the flower. But do we still understand what they are trying to tell us today? Polina Constantinova, art historian at the Museum am Dom in Trier, takes a closer look at the flowers and plants (lilies, palms, grapes, etc.) in the church interior and "translates" them for us.

    Say it through the flower! 

    Guided tour

    02/06/2024

    Saint-Martin

    L-6112 Junglinster

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