Dear Friend of Flanders,

In view of the COVID-19-situation, specific safety measures and additional restrictions are currently in place across Belgium. You will find more detailed information on following website. For the latest travel advice to our country, please consult your local authorities.

If you are travelling to Flanders, Brussels or elsewhere in Belgium for a duration of 48 hours or more, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form, within the 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium. 

Take good care of yourself and each other and keep it safe and healthy.  

We hope to welcome you again soon, with twice the heart, love and hospitality. 

Warm regards,

The Gothic Saint John’s Church was built between the late 13th and mid-14th century. The church is home to the miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary that is carried during the annual Maria-Ommegang, a religious historic pageant. The statue has been worshipped passionately since 1479. The tombstone in front of the altar reveals the essence of the miracle that unfolded: a stillborn child was excavated and found to be alive. The Maria-Ommegang commemorates this miraculous event with an annual procession through the streets of Poperinge, held on the first Sunday in July. There are also several paintings dating from between the 16th and 19th century and some interesting church treasures.


Sint-Janskruisstraat 1
8970 Poperinge


+32 57 34 66 76

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