Guided tour of the abbey complex Middelburg
- Historical culture
- Guided tour
The abbey was around 1100 established by monks from Flanders. The cloisters acquired great wealth and the abbot became the most powerful and influential person in Zeeland. After the conquest of the city by the Prince of Orange in 1574 the monks were forced to leave. The complex with the exception of the churches, were taken over by the State of Zeeland as its seat of government and still functions as such.
You will get a guided tour of the complex so you can get an insight as to how it was used in the past. So take your place in the council hall where the Zeeuwse Provincial government sit. Then you take a step back into the past and visit the crypt were in four cellars sarcophagi covered in frescos are to be seen. Then you continue your walk through the centuries old cloister passageways to the herb garden. You end your visit by seeing the Koorkerk , Nieuwe Kerk and the Wandelkerk.
In the “Guided tour of the abbey complex Middelburg” is included.
- Viewing the State hall
- A visit to the crypt.
- Walk through the cloister passageways.
- Looking at the herb garden.
- Accompanied by a guide
- organization- and agency costs
- Duration of the tour is 1.5 hours
- Minimum number of people is 12.
- This arrangement is available from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 17.00.