The reception is the heart of Mariënkroon. Here you will always find one of our volunteers widely open to welcome, listen or guide you through our information, brochures, magazines, books, souvenirs, coffee, tea and ice creams. The reception is open from Monday to Friday from 09:00h to 17:00h.
The Refter is the cozy room destinated to our guests to have drinks, snacks, hang out and play board games. Here we have a small kitchen available if you need to cook your own food. On Tuesdays at 10:00h our volunteers gather here before initiating the activities.
Kids under 10 years have their own space for painting, drawing, building blocks, read books and have fun together inside the abbey. Childcare is also possible under consultation.
The abbey has a large Catholic chapel inherited from the Cistercians fathers. There are approximately 200 seats plus the Children’s chapel inside it. The chapel is open during celebrations and guided tours. Eucharistic celebrations: Mon-Wed-Fri 18:45h / Saturday 12:00h / Sunday 10:00h. Please find the updated times in the link below.
The smaller chapel in the abbey is our ecumenical chapel. On Sundays at 17:00h there is an ecumenical Vespers service (during 15 minutes approximately) and on Wednesdays at 08:45h there is an ecumenical morning prayer (duration approximately 10 minutes).
In the chapel corridor and the cloister of the abbey is a permanent exhibition about 110 years of the life of the Cistercians in Mariënkroon, organized by the Stichting Abdij Mariënkroon (SAM). At the end of the cloister in the glass conservatory after the green door is a permanent exhibition about the Focolare. There are no official opening times yet, but you can ask at the reception to take a look.
Our strength is the people behind every activity, taking care and preparing each environment for the well-being of our guests. Every Tuesday dozens of volunteers come to help with the maintenance of the park and buildings. If you want to contribute in one of these initiatives, please register at the reception or send us an email. If it is difficult on weekdays, you can sign up for the Saturday shift (on every first Saturday of the month).
We all face difficult times emotionally e spiritually during our lives, so our team of religious and psychologists offer their services throughout a three or four days stay combining sessions, rest and spiritual retreat.
Our main square was recently closed for cars to be a living street area, so now you can enjoy all seasons to have picnics, coffee/tea, lunch, drinks by the fire and even barbecue! The improvements are still in progress, but you can already have the best time together with your family and friends.
10 years ago, the kids of our community design the space where they wished to play outside and it turn out to be our nature playground also with toys, bicycles and external games stored along the area.
Teenagers and adults can have a good time playing tennis table, ping pong, volleyball, soccer and a jeu de boules court outside. Sticks, balls and batminton rackets are available aside the tennis table.
If you want to keep your fitness up during your stay, we have a small gym available and Yoga classes on demand.
Our 9 acre of land reunites natural fauna and flora beauties plus historical monuments which you can discover through nice walks or during a 30 minutes guided tour. Guided tours can be arranged on request for groups of at least 7 people. The costs are € 5 per person (including a cup of coffee/tea).
The Netherlands is the kingdom of cyclists, not only because of the natural flat land all over the country, but the thousands of well-signed kilometers of cycle routes throughout nature and cities. If you want to enjoy some moments on a two-wheel friend during your stay, we offer bike rent - to be booked beforehand – for € 10 per day per person. Electric bikes for € 22,50.
Have a nice time with your family and friends for a weekend or more days at our camping zone. We provide you power, Wi-Fi around the buildings and the use of the shower and lavatory unit with hot and cold (drinkable) water.
Come inside this family caravan parked at Mariënkroon and work cooperatively with your team discovering clues, solving puzzles and accomplishing tasks having only an hour to escape! Sing in at