Church of Notre Dame du Sablon

The church of Notre Dame du Sablon, equally called the Church of Sablon, dominates the place of the same name with elegance.

It is certainly the finest example of Gothic architecture in all of Belgium. In its origin it was all but a modest chapel attributed to the Guild of Arbalesters  or an association of arbalests founded in the 1213... It attracted the devote in 1348 when Beatrice Soetkens, a mysterious devotee, returned to Anvers with the statuette of the Virgin of the branch, stolen from the cathedral of the town.

The church of Sablon received numerous offertories and the archers therefore decided to undertake some work and enlarge their chapel.

The works were eventful, but you can today admire their true work of art, which includes five naves.