Our Monastery Trail: circular tour Sint Agatha

The oldest inhabited convent in the Netherlands

1 hour 40 minutes (7.6 km)

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The oldest inhabited convent in the Netherlands

Close to the River Maas, amidst the fields, in the far east of the province of North Brabant, lies St. Agatha Convent. The chapel rises from the landscape, protected by a dyke. Monks have been associated with this spot since 1371 and the Order of the Holy Cross occupies the convent. 

Experience monastic life 
Monastic life has brought much to Brabant. Get to know the stories of local monastic life while walking. Our Monastery Trail takes you past fifty historic monasteries and abbeys in fifteen stages. There are also beautiful shorter walks around various monasteries and convents. Each circular walk is described on a separate route map.

Finding the way with numbered junctions
This walking route has been set out using the numbered junction network in Brabant. Simply follow the route via the signposted junctions, from one number to the next. There are also signposts between the junctions to help you find your way. 

Sights on this route

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Klooster Sint Agatha
Kloosterlaan 24
5435 XD Sint Agatha
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A convent of the past, present and future. St. Agatha Convent is the oldest convent in the Netherlands still to be inhabited. As you approach the village of St. Agatha, the convent can be seen from far and wide. It has been inhabited co

St. Agatha Convent
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A convent of the past, present and future. St. Agatha Convent is the oldest convent in the Netherlands still to be inhabited. As you approach the village of St. Agatha, the convent can be seen from far and wide. It has been inhabited co

St. Agatha Convent

End point:

Klooster Sint Agatha
Kloosterlaan 24
5435 XD Sint Agatha
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Story of the route

Starting point:

Klooster Sint Agatha
Kloosterlaan 24
5435 XD Sint Agatha
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  • St. Agatha Convent
    A convent of the past, present and future. St. Agatha Convent is the oldest convent in the Netherlands still to be inhabited. As you approach the village of St. Agatha, the convent can be seen from far and wide. It has been inhabited continuously since 1371, and in November 2020, opened its doors to the non-religious as well. Since 2006, the convent has been home to the Erfgoedcentrum Nederlands Kloosterleven (Heritage Centre of Dutch Monastic Life), which assembles exhibitions from its collection. The convent’s church and the centuries-old garden are also open to visitors. Please see the opening hours.

End point:

Klooster Sint Agatha
Kloosterlaan 24
5435 XD Sint Agatha
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