St Nicholas' Church
In the neighbourhood
The steeple of St Michael’s Church should have stood out above all the others, but history decided otherwise: the 134 metre high planned ‘monument of triumph’, has remained at a paltry 24 metres.
The Van Eyck brothers painted this unique altarpiece in 1432. It is the highlight of the Flemish Primitives and a milestone in art history.
The two towers still date from the Romanesque period, but since then the church has undergone much devastation, expansion and renovation.