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Address: Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

Dating back to the 12th century, this church is the oldest in Brussels and...

Dating back to the 12th century, this church is the oldest in Brussels and was named after the patron saint of traders.

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Well worth a short stop

This is a fine church located in the city center, and while it won't be the sole focus of anyone's vacation, it's well-preserved and worth 20 minutes of your time if you're in the... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Bratislava, Slovakia
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This church was a nice respite from a day of touring. There is no charge for entry. We enjoyed some quite meditation in this historic church.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a fine church located in the city center, and while it won't be the sole focus of anyone's vacation, it's well-preserved and worth 20 minutes of your time if you're in the city center.

Thank LarryJ917
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The St. Niklaas church is one of the oldest churches in Brussels. I was surprised to find a shrine inside, with the relics of the martyrs of Gorkum. There are some nice altars and altar pieces too. And I found a wall painting (fresco) quite intriguing, although I didn't see a description of it.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

ST NICHOLAS CHURCH is a wonderful Church that is located in a wonderful area of Brussels. The church has a quite modern exterior but in fact there has been a church on this site for 100's of years. The interior is superb with nice reliefs and details and the alter looks awesome as do the fantastic looking windows. It's free... More 

Thank Neil K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Located in the city centre, this church is easy to get to, and a must visit on your trip to Belgium!

Thank Suzannah F
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

When visiting Brussels, you will surely pass this central church. Do pop in because it's free and the windows are gorgeous.

Thank Jurgen B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This isn't quite as grand as some of the other churches and cathedrals around Brussels, but it's still very beautiful. Worth a look around and inside there are a couple of things you won't see in other churches, like a little miniature nativity type scene.

Thank Fooby
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Located between the Grote Markt and the Place de la Bourse...I visited it on a Sunday during Mass. Nice nativity scene at the rear of the church. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Linda B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Welcoming little church stunning design full of detail. great if you need a time out from the hustle of Brussels, look out for the cannon ball left behind from 1695

Thank byrnenjv
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

After visiting Saint Michael's Cathedral, Notre Dame du Sablon and Notre Dame de a Chappelle this one was a bit of a let down. But is is very conveniently located right off the Grande Place, so stop in. There is some nice architecture and art works inside worth viewing.

Thank Carol S

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