St. Nicholas Church
St. Nicholas Church
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Dating back to the 12th century, this church is the oldest in Brussels and was named after the patron saint of traders.
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natalija
Belgrade, Serbia1,388 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
St Nicolas church is located behind the Bourse in Brussels. Church was damaged during the French bombardment of 1695. You still can see the remains of a cannon ball that has been drilled into the church during that bombing. 
Written August 2, 2019
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TravelwithMattLui
Singapore, Singapore578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012
Conveniently located at Rue au Beurre, Brussels and is easily reached by Metro at station Bourse Beurs. This Catholic church dates back 1,000 years old and showed some remains of the original structure. Its 11th-century Romanesque lines are hidden by a 14th-century Gothic facade and the repairs made after the French bombardment of 1695. A cannonball fired by the French in 1695 is still lodged in one of the pillars.

The church has a small painting of "The Virgin and Child " by Rubens and is open to the public for visit and veneration.

We went there on Sun 30 Dec at 10 am and was pleasntly surprised that there was an English mass said by an English speaking franciscan priest. It was the best x'mas experience for us as we were there on Friday nite to take in the sights of the Christmas market & Lights at the Grand Place and not aware of the mass times.

For a quiet place to reflect, this would be an ideal church as it is centrally located and easy to find.



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Written January 2, 2013
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Canvas C
London, UK62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Small church around the corner of grand place. Nice decor and antique vibes. Decors are must see. Pop in while you are in the area. Might not look much from the outside but once you are inside you would surely love it.
Written August 11, 2019
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Melissa B
Saint Louis, MO397 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
This was a spot on our walking tour and our guide told us it was a very, VERY old church around which a bigger church was built... twice. They did this to preserve the church, and when you go inside you notice the architecture is kind of wacky for that reason. It’s fascinating! We want to read up on the history more after looking inside. Entrance is free.
Written June 16, 2019
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1991KEB
Navarre, FL1,426 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
This church was one of our first visits and is beginning renovations. You take away the uniqueness of this church with the slightly turned alter. The different prayer alters are beautiful and they did with wood, what Rome did with marble with the pulpit. Just a piece of glorious history.
Written March 3, 2018
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Jill D
Blue Springs, MO7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We went to Mass here on Sunday June 9, mostly just to spend time in a centuries-old church. It was Pentecost Sunday and the priest gave a beautiful, thought-provoking homily.
Written June 22, 2019
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Rose_Harbor
Lake in the Hills, IL669 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
I was looking for a Catholic church near Grand Place. Want to say thanks for our safe travels. Inside is a quaint designed altar.
Written March 6, 2019
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Rabih SOUAID
Düsseldorf, Germany2,212 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Free entrance
Visit Duration: 20 minutes.

Facing la bourse, this small church has a decent interior.

Dedicated to the patron saint of merchants who used to live in this area. This church is also called Saint Nicolas de la Bourse for its proximity to the Stock Exchange building. 

The church holds a small painting by Rubens of The Virgin and Child 
Written January 6, 2019
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Rabih SOUAID
Düsseldorf, Germany2,212 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Free entrance.
Visit Duration: 20 minutes
Facing la bourse. This small church has a decent interior.

The church is dedicated to the patron saint of merchants who used to live in this area. This church is also called Saint Nicolas de la Bourse for its proximity to the Stock Exchange building. 

The church holds a small painting by Rubens of The Virgin and Child 
Written January 6, 2019
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Shimnik
Delft, The Netherlands6,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
The church is surrounded by houses and shops and not impressive at all from outside. However, the interior is reach and exquisite. It is dedicated to the Saint patron of Brussels.
Written May 24, 2018
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