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Scherpenheuvel Travel guide
Scherpenheuvel : Michelin's recommendations
This is Belgium's hilltop national site venerating the Virgin Mary. The seven-sided basilica, topped by the country's first Baroque dome, was built by Cobergher, from 1609 to 1627, and stands at the centre of a geometrical urban layout, with seven avenues converging on it. A tall tower rises at the back the building. Inside, the radiating chapels display six brightly-coloured paintings by Van Loon, depicting the Lives of St Anne and the Virgin.
Albertusplein 12 B - 3270 Scherpenheuvel
A true local institution, little affected by passing time. A large dining room with long tables set with beautiful silver. Proper rooms. Convenient rooms for overnight stays. They are fairly simple but boast spacious bathrooms.