The choir’s construction of the Collegiate began in 1450 and continued until 1621 with the construction of the nave. With an outline in the shape of a Latin cross and 29 chapels, the monument constitutes a unique ensemble recognised as an exceptional piece of Wallonian heritage. It was the private and personal church of the canonesses of St Waltrude, who dreamed of crowning their collegiate church with a tower 190 metres high. This tower, whose first stones were laid in around 1549, was never completed.

Practical info

The site is accessible every day from 9.00am to 6.00pm, except Sunday (9.30am to 6.00pm). Free entry. Shop.

For the schedule of services and celebrations, please consult the following link:

In addition, guided tours for groups (maximum 20 people per guide) can be scheduled throughout the year. Interested? Go to visitMons on the Grand-Place for more information, send an e-mail to or call +32 (0) 65/33 55 80. Bookings essential.

Access is usually via the south gate (stairs with ramp). For people with reduced mobility, it is also possible to access the Collegiate via the north gate (without stairs). In order to ensure that this gate is open on the day of your visit, please contact the Collegiate no later than the day before, on +32 (0) 65/33 73 75.

Option of parking your car at the car park located at the foot of the Collegiate (free only from 5.00pm on weekdays, and from 2.00pm on Saturdays and free on Sundays and public holidays). A coach park is also provided at the same location (square Roosevelt).