The Benedictine Abbey of St. Adalbert in Egmond-Inside.

With finding a break after the Reformation in Egmond for over a thousand years, a community of Benedictine monks who prays daily and works and lives and works testifies how good a life with God.

Benedictine monks are a contemplative community. Nevertheless, the mission of the community and to serve God not only each other but also to there from outside witnesses to the space that this way of life.


The mission takes shape

  • The prayer services and the daily Eucharist –
  • reception of guests in the guest house –
  • Courses and one-off activities –
  • The Benedictine Magazine –
  • Exhibitions and concerts –
  • Books and religious articles for sale at the Abbey Shop and online.



In the abbey church regularly organized concerts or lectures; the Abdijconcerten.De concerts are almost always free of charge and it is not possible to place pre-book.

For more information about concert visit or opportunities to participate as performers at the concert, please contact coordinator Bram Verheijen: [email protected]


Art Gallery en ontvangstruimten

Here are regularly new exhibits. There is also the end of November to the first week of January every year a large nativity exhibition sales. In that period, the visitor center is also open on Sundays.

In the gallery Silence Terrace 'Orchard’ overlooking fruit trees of old varieties and on the grounds is also eenVlindertuin, managed by the brother butterfly. The gallery is a reception room and on the field, the Benedictushof: This building, for courses and lectures per session for rent, possibly with coffee / tea or a monastery lunch.


Direct link to the reflection offer



The abbey is primarily a place of prayer and inspiration. Here a group of monks living a sober life according to the Rule of Saint Benedict.

Is on the wall: God alone, which means: free for God.

The monks set it at all times appreciated if you -like guests – are present at one or more prayer services.

You enter the church from the back in silence inside and can safely take place. If you pass the glass wall, you will see a door on the left. There is a small heated oratory where you are welcome.

Between services is a visit to the church to stay silent thus possible. The other buildings of the abbey are not visiting opengesteld.Er is a guest house and you can sign up for retreats.

Back of the church in the Mausoleum stands the tomb with the remains of Count Floris I. Here is information on the first counts of Holland who were closely associated with the abbey.


Abbey Community

The Egmond Abbey is a Roman Catholic community of men, young at heart, that the evangelical ideal of God's kingdom -the rule of God's love- search in their lives to achieve. They observe this in a life of brotherly love, a life that is focused on prayer and mutual service.

In the picture from left to right above: Broeder Luis Barbosa, brother Pieter Jacob Berkhout, French brother Berkelmans, brother Adri Kortekaas, broeder Eugène Confusion, brother Thijs Ketelaars, brother Steve Purperhart, brother Ole Dust Ring. From left to right below: brother Cor Dekker, brother Simon Laout, Abbot Gerard Mathijsen, brother Nol van der Drift, French brother Melkert. Not in the picture: brother John Kerkvliet is living in Warmond and brother Nico van der Drift lives in Teteringen in the community of Oosterhout.



Guided tour

For groups of ten people we arrange tours of the candle, pottery museum and the abbey church.

After reception with coffee and cake, you will visit the church of the Abbey (N.B. Abbey itself remains a closed section). Obviously, the tours made by appointment. During the tour you will hear about the origins of the Abbey and the role it has played over the years in the development of Holland. Then we go to the candle. We'll show you how we make candles and ceramics in the traditional way. In addition, there is an opportunity to visit the special exhibition space and museum. We have year-round exhibitions.

Our Benedictushof is specially equipped to receive groups for tours and lunches monastery. There is also the possibility of renting the Benedictushof for giving lectures, courses or other meetings.

For more information or reservations call : 072-5062786


From far and wide

From far and wide know all kinds of people, young and old, to find this special and welcoming place. Even though it seemed to take a lot of tasks where, you will always find a few kind monks against. The stained-glass windows and statues of saints create a mystical atmosphere. The visitor center is at ground level.

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Abdijwinkel in kaarsenmakerij

Attractive presentation of spiritual books, children's books, Candles, Artifacts, ceramics, Icons, abbey beer, wine, cards, bike / walking etc. At the reading table with a cup of coffee is too much grass dunes in the literature. Walkers of the Monnikenpad, starting here often, get the 2nd free cup.

In the candle, you can see how to make a couple days a week from pure raw materials craft candles. You can paint them as desired. There is also a pottery.

There is plenty parkeerrruimte. Outside are information panels and on the village side along the path a New steel work: of Kloostergang.

For information call the abbey: 072 5062786.

Abbey museum with treasures and artefacts.

The abbey museum has recently been renovated. There is a permanent exhibition on the medieval abbey and there are also temporary exhibitions. In films tell the monks about the history and about their lives in the Abbey. There is a special film for children.

Adelbertus was a monk from Ireland who here around the year 700 brought the Christian faith. What remains of the bones of St. Adelbert, Since 1984 stored in a perspex box in the high altar of the abbey. There is a long history that pre-empted. In the museum you can see a centuries old relics casket. The monks have examined some of the bones in Leiden. It has been found that it is indeed derived from a man who around the year 700 lived.

Reformed Church.

Beside the abbey is a very historic church that has regular exhibitions on Sunday. It is partly built on the remains of the neighboring church of the original abbey. Its setting is gorgeous. Close, to the cloister is a shed that looks like a mini church. It's in the war was a hidden church.

From Adelbertusakker.

Pilgrims Place 2 miles westward to the dunes.


St. Adelbertabdij, the abbey of Egmond-Inside

St. Adelbertabdij
Abdijlaan 26
1935 BH Egmond-Inside

Telephone number: 072-5061415
Abbey Store: 072-5062786


Abbey Store

Vennewatersweg 27a
1935 AR Egmond-Inside

Tuesday / Saturday: open from 12:00 AM to 16:30 hours 12 november 2019 t/m 4 January 2020 open from 11:00 hour