St Joseph Visitors Centre

Rediscover the tradition of hospitality of the Benedictine monks

Opening hours

The Saint Joseph Visitors Centre opens the doors of its spacious cafeteria November to February, Monday to Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; March to October, Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; and every Sunday, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (depending on the number of visitors) where you can taste the traditional products of Maredsous Abbey:  our different beers, cheeses, breads, slices of bread with smoked ham and other regional products…

The playground of Maredsous Abbey

A new playground that meets the strictest safety rules has been created a few steps from the St Joseph Visitors Centre to accommodate children (under 14).   

The Saint Joseph Visitors Centre is accessible to persons of reduced mobility (lift, toilets on the ground floor, access ramps, etc.).

Maredsous Abbey heritage

The right wing of the building also houses the souvenir shop with a vast choice of:

  • religious objects: medals, statues, icons, candles, etc.
  • quality arts and crafts: Maredsous ceramics, etc.
  • souvenir gifts: gourmet products, etc.

Our bookshop specialises in religious publications and our media outlet features religious and profane classical music to enchant the most discriminating ears.

The building

Originally, the Trade School was housed in the St Joseph Visitors Centre, intended to train top level silversmiths, cabinetmakers and, later ceramicist. After World War I, the Shops were opened with sections for silversmiths, cabinetmakers and more recently, ceramicists.

Today, Maredsous Abbey is extending this arts and crafts tradition with a ceramics shop. 


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