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Church of Our Lady-across-the-Dyle

At the end of the steep street called 't Plein is the Church of Our Lady-across-the-Dyle. It was built in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries on the site where Mechelen's first parish church probably stood. The tower contains a complete carillon with no fewer than 49 bells.

The Dyle church houses some wonderful art treasures. Rubens painted a work for this church just as he had done for St John's. The fishmongers commissioned him to illustrate the wealth of their guild as they had done by building 'De Grooten Zalm' on the Zoutwerf. The large triptych entitled 'The miraculous draught of fishes' tells the story of the same name from the Bible.

The fourteenth-century sculpture 'Our Lady with the Crooked Hip' is one of the glories of the church. It is the only free-standing sculpture in Mechelen from that period and it takes its name from Mary's characteristic stance.






Opening hours

Monday 13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday closed
Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00
Monday 13:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday closed
Thursday 13:00 - 16:00
Friday 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00
closed
  • 24 December 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 31 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
01-01-2015 -
From November until March: 1pm - 4pm

Groups

Monday 13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday closed
Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00
Monday 13:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday closed
Thursday 13:00 - 16:00
Friday 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00
closed
  • 24 December 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 31 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
01-01-2015 -
From November until March: 1pm - 4pm

School groups

Monday 13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday closed
Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00
Monday 13:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday closed
Thursday 13:00 - 16:00
Friday 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00
closed
  • 24 December 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 31 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
01-01-2015 -
From November until March: 1pm - 4pm

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Where?

Onze-Lieve-Vrouwestraat 87, Mechelen