The Church of Our Lady of Laeken is a neo-Gothic Roman Catholic church in Laeken, Brussels. It was originally built in memory of Queen Louise-Marie, wife of King Leopold I to the design of architect Joseph Poelaert.
Louise-Marie died in Ostend in 1850 and wished to be buried in Laeken. The nearby Royal Castle of Laeken was, and still is, the royal residence. Leopold I wished the church to be constructed in her memory and as a mausoleum for her.
The young architect Joseph Poelaert was chosen to design the new church.
Tue - Sun: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed in December.
The church is also closed on January Sundays.
The Royal Crypt is generally open every Sunday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. but various changes apply – see the web for detailed information.
Official website http://www.ndlaeken-olvlaken.be
Phone +32 02 479 23 62
Address Parvis Notre-Dame 17, 1020 City of Brussels, Belgium
Coordinates 50°52'43.992" N 4°21'20.233" E