The Zwijvekemuseum

The Zwijvekemuseum

The Zwijvekemuseum is housed in what remains of the Cistercian Abbey of Zwijveke. In 1797, under French rule, the abbey was shut down and largely demolished. The surviving buildings were later converted into a museum.

The Zwijvekemuseum introduces you to the Dendermonde of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: the building of the town ramparts in the Dutch era, the figure of Father De Smet alias the ‘Great Black-Robe’, the situation between the two World Wars, and much more. The museum also has a specialist library and space for temporary exhibitions.

In the museum shop, you can purchase brochures, leaflets, reproductions of maps and plans of Dendermonde.


The Zwijveke Museum

Opening hours

Nijverheidsstraat 1
B - 9200 Dendermonde

1/4-31/10 Monday: closed
From Tuesday till Friday:
9:30-12:00 & 13:00-18:00
1/11-30/11  Saturday-Sunday:
1/12-31/12 Closed


Tourist Office

Opening hours

Stadhuis - Grote Markt
B - 9200 Dendermonde


October - May Tuesday - Friday: 9:30-16:30
Saturday, Sunday, Monday & public holidays: 12:00-16:30
June - September Tuesday - Friday: 9:30-17:30
Saturday, Sunday, Monday & public holidays: 11:00-17:30
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