Loppem Castle

Pietà (ca. 1460-1470)

Kasteel van Loppem (interieur)

Steenbrugsestraat 26, Zedelgem-Loppem

Glasraam Piëta

Would you like to journey through time without first having to invent a time machine? If so, Loppem Castle is the ultimate destination. The 19th century castle is still in its original state and you will also have the opportunity to admire a stunning art collection. More than worth it!

Loppem Castle

This is the only Belgian castle the exterior and interior of which are still in their original condition. Baron Charles van Caloen had it built around 1860 in the then popular neo-Gothic style, adding a Flemish touch. The castle played a key role in Belgian history. In 1918 it was the headquarters of the Belgian Army. King Albert I and Queen Elizabeth stayed there. You can take a look inside, stroll in the English inspired landscape park or get lost in the 19th century green maze.

Pietà

This work of art which dates back to around 1460-1470 and was probably created by a Brussels painter, is composed of three panels made of colourless and coloured glass, applied in grisaille and silvery yellow. The unusual vertical depiction of Christ’s lamentation shows Mary supporting her dead son, in the company of John. This stained glass fragment is tentatively and conditionally associated with a pupil of Rogier van der Weyden.

 

Practical information

Address

Steenbrugsestraat 26
8210 Zedelgem-Loppem
Belgium
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Opening hours

  • Open Monday to Saturday from 13.00 to 17.30 hrs.

Accessibility

  • Easy access for people with disabilities.

Good to know

  • Admission: € 9.00 standard rate

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