Guided tour of the Ursuline Institute Winter Garden

Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Waver's convent of the Ursuline nuns and its highly reputable 'Pensionnat de demoiselles' – boarding school for the education of young ladies - were founded in the nineteenth century. A listed building, the magnificent winter garden with its leaded windows is well worth a visit.

The winter garden is at its most beautiful when there is plenty of light, so in winter it is best to visit before 15.00 hrs.

Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday closed
Sunday 14:30 - 16:30 by appointment

There are no guided tours from 15 December until 15 January onwards, as well as on Easter Sunday and on Heritage Day (2nd Sunday of September). Except for these dates, there is a two-hour guided tour every Sunday in Dutch and in French and/or English depending on participants. 

Doors at 2p.m. Start at 2.30 p.m. Reservations are required and must be done beforehand at the latest by midnight on the previous staruday. 


Monday 09:00 - 18:00 by appointment
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00 by appointment
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00 by appointment
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00 by appointment
Friday 09:00 - 18:00 by appointment
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00 by appointment
Sunday 09:00 - 12:00 by appointment



Individual visits

Children up to 12y: FREE




Bosstraat 9, Sint-Katelijne-Waver