Fodor's Expert Review Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Hemelvaartkerk

Damme Church

On a clear day you can see as far as the Netherlands by climbing the 206 steps to the top of the tower of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady), which was founded in 1225 and rises high above the surrounding farmland as a symbol of Damme’s proud past. Poet Jacob van Maerlant, who lived and worked in Damme during the late 13th century, is buried under the main portal below the tower. Charles the Bold and Margaret of York were married here.


Quick Facts

Kerkstraat z/n
Damme, Flanders  8340, Belgium

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Church: free; tower: €3, Tower closed Oct.–Mar.

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