Waalse Kerk

Where Catharinastraat 83

Immediately on the left in Catharinastraat you will see the Waalse Kerk, a typical medieval city chapel. The only preserved Gothic chapel from the early 15th century. This intimate church was built as Wendelinus chapel by order of Johanna van Polanen. After the relocation of the Beguinage, the Wendelinus Chapel became the church for the beguines. Later the church passed tot he Walloon congregation. Officers and cadets had theri won pews here. Poet Jacques Perk’s father was Walloon minister here from 1868 to 1872. Today, the church is used for exhibitions, concerts, and receptions.

In June, July and August, the church is open to the public on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12.00 to 17.00. however, due to circumstances, the Walloon Church is sometimes closed. Check the website for current opening hours.