Abbey Ten Putte

The picturesque Ten Putte abbey is located at the place where Godelieve van Gistel passed away in 1070. The young woman, who came from the area near what is now Boulogne-sur-Mer, was here rejected by her cruel husband and finally murdered. Very quickly tales of miracles started circulating and finally St. Godelieve was canonised in 1084. Around 1100 Ten Putte abbey, a Benedictine convent, was founded here. Currently the religious community Mother of Peace occupies the abbey, where you can still find many traces of Godelieve. The abbey has a large reception room with cafeteria. Saint Godelieve is invoked against eye and throat diseases... and in marriage problems.

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Time information

from 01-01-2020 to 31-12-2020
Monday 07:30 - 21:00 h
Tuesday 07:30 - 21:00 h
Wednesday 07:30 - 21:00 h
Thursday 07:30 - 21:00 h
Friday 07:30 - 21:00 h
Saturday 07:30 - 21:00 h
Sunday 07:30 - 21:00 h
The abbey site is open every day free of charge. The cafeteria is open every day from April until September. In February, March, October, November and December, the cafeteria is only open on Sunday afternoons. The cafeteria is closed in January.

Price information


The abbey site can be visited free of charge.  Combination ticket Ten Putte Abbey / Godelieve Museum: € 3.00 (adults) or free of charge (children under 13).
Payment methods


Verkooppunten Tickets for the Godelievemuseum are available in the museum. 


Abdijstraat 84 , Gistel


  • Establishment fully accessible Establishment fully accessible
  • Toilets accessible Toilets accessible
  • Pets allowed Pets allowed
  • Private car park or garage Private car park or garage
    € 0.00, 100 parkeerplaatsen
  • Garden Garden
  • Free toilets Free toilets
  • Accessible for prams Accessible for prams
  • Change nappies Change nappies

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