Abdij Maria Toevlucht

Maria Toevlucht Abbey belongs to the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, better known as the Trappists.

Our abbey

Abbey Maria Toevlucht ‘Our Lady of Refuge’ finds his origin in 1900 and was initially a place of refuge for French monks who were on the run after the French revolution. On 14 September 1938, the priory of Zundert was elevated to the status of an abbey. Over the years, the abbey has undergone many changes, not just architecturally.

Our guest house

An increasing number of people choose to temporarily retreat from their busy lives, to experience what the soul needs: silence, rest and prayer. The unique location of our abbey in the countryside also encourages inner reflection.

Our abbey shop

Our abbey shop stocks a fine selection of abbey product, books, CDs and religious items. Of course, it also sells our very own Zundert Trappist beer.

Our brewery

A beer is only a Trappist beer if it is brewed within the walls of a Trappist abbey, under the monks’ supervision. There are only a limited number of Trappist breweries worldwide, two of which are located in the Netherlands.

& solitude


Stay in your cell – your cell will learn you everything.

- Cassianus


Rucphenseweg 38
4882 KC   Klein Zundert


Abbey / Shop:
0031 (0)76 597 42 51

Guest House:
Reachable wed - fri
09:30 - 10:30 h / 18:30 - 19:30 h
0031 (0)76 597 86 10

Opening hours
Abbey Shop

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 14:15 - 16:45 h
Sunday after the Eucharist: 11:00 - 11:50 h

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