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Anderlecht Old Béguinage

The authentic buildings, built around a pleasant inner courtyard, are home to a museum of popular art and local history.

Did you know that Anderlecht is home to Belgium’s smallest and most intimate beguinage? Reached by a narrow path, it once offered refuge to eight mulieres religiosae. The courtyard, with its covered well, is flanked by two long buildings, one from the 16th and the other from the 18th century. Inside are various archaeological artefacts, religious art and local items which document a 1000 years of Anderlecht history.

The beguinage is now closed to the public and will be renovated. A new museum project is under consideration.