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Open Church Days - 6 and 7 June 2020

An unprecedented formula for this year’s edition of 2020


Despite the challenges arising from the Coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 edition of the Open Church Days on Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of June will still proceed as planned. Open Churches Europe together with the 4 national entities have made an effort to adjust the event to be in accordance with the measures of all governments involved.

The form of the event therefore will change, but the content will remain: “To offer to all the possibility, user or not, to visit and to unlock our combined religious heritage.”

And what if Covid-19 mandates from us to plan our tourism in our own region?
Download the poster for 2020


In Belgium

More than 200 buildings spread over the entire country will be accessible on the 6th and 7th of June and will be offering you a 4-star welcome.

The most recent cautionary measures declared by the government will be clearly visible at the entrance (little by little entry, limited number of visitors at the same time, the wearing of a mouth mask,...)

Due to limitations concerning the route and the framework, we recommend you go and visit the buildings in your hometown or in neighboring towns and cities. One can easily visit multiple buildings in the neigborhood: neo-gothic, roman, modern, baroque, orthodox, evangelical, catholic,... all architectural styles and visions are to be found in our little country.

Discover the open churches for each location on the 6th and 7th of June

A video overview of some of the buildings with activities to visit alone, as a couple, or as a family

It is also interesting to know that several buildings will be offering a musical surprise on Sunday the 7th of June at 2pm and this thanks to the collaboration with the carillonist or the local DJ. So listen carefully on D-Day or consult our website on a regular basis (under the tab JEO 2020) or on our Facebook page.


In the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

The members of the network shall be opening their doors for the public on the 6th and 7th of June following the rules that are applicable in this country.
Also here there will be a musical interlude planned on Sunday the 7th of June at 2pm.

Discover the churches that one can visit on the 6th and 7th of June for each location

In France

The regions of Nord de France (the North of France) and Grand-Est (the Great East) are sorry to have to inform you that there was no alternative available to them to still hold the Open Church Days, not even in a more simplified version, with their buildings, which are members of Open Churches Europe. All French churches have been closed on the order of the French Government until a still unknown date in the month of July 2020.


All religious buildings are solicited

• For churches member of the network, participation is free of charge;
• For others, a membership fee of 60 euros is required.

Registration entitles you to promotional material and a temporary page on our website openchurches.eu

Online registration via openchurches.eu/fr/jeo



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