The Church of Our Lady is a Gothic church dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The church houses a number of important works of art: paintings by Antony van Dyck, Gaspard de Crayer and others, a magnificent carved pulpit, a stylish marble high altar and some fine and extremely valuable murals. It would be quite a shame to miss Adoration of the Shepherds – a Flemish Master in situ – when you visit the Church of Our Lady. The Brotherhood of Our Lady commissioned this canvas with Antoon van Dyck in 1631. It is an intimate depiction of Maria showing the newborn baby Jesus to the shepherds.
The showpiece is an 11th century Romanesque font in Tournai stone.
The original Romanesque church was replaced by a gothic one in the shape of a Latin cross in the 13th century. During the following centuries, new elements were added to the building. A wooden spire, constructed in 1911, was blown down during a storm in 1940 and never replaced.
The Church of our Holy Lady
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwkerkplein B - 9200 Dendermonde
1/4-30/6 & 1/9-30/9
Saturday, Sunday & public holidays: 14:00-16:45
From Tuesday till Friday: 14:00-16:45 Saturday, Sunday & public holidays: 14:00-16:45