The Church of Our Lady of Laeken is a neo-Gothic Roman Catholic church in Laeken, Brussels, Belgium. 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 architect Joseph Poelaert was chosen to design the new church.
Pope Pius XI crowned the venerated Marian image within on 17 May 1936 in the presence of the King Leopold III of Belgium and his royal heirs.
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