With children

Historische Huizen Gent also wants to enthuse young people for culture. We like to bring history to life for them today in a creative manner. Through a film guide which allows them to discover the Abbey in a light-hearted manner, right up to the highest loft. Or via a treasure hunt by Schatten van Vlieg, to the darkest cellars.

Film Guide Alison

Raphael was found dead in St Peter’s Abbey. An accident? Or murder? Digital monk Alison takes you on an exciting and mysterious tour through the oldest monument in Flanders. The search for the murderer of his young friend takes you to rooms which you would otherwise never enter. Along the way, you pass by lots of nice things: the medieval refectory, the majestic Abbey church, the splendid gardens, and endless lofts. You move around literally between heaven and earth and reel from one surprise to the next. 

Languages - available in Dutch, French and English.
Age - from 10 years
Duration - 90 minutes
Price - € 4
Reservation - we recommend booking online in advance, so you can be sure of your place.

Birthday parties

Are you still looking for an original birthday party?
Come to St Peter’s Abbey. That’s where the monks concealed precious stones. Children and their friends can search for those precious stones using a secret map.
To make a real party of it, they use their spoils to adorn the most beautiful crowns. They can wear those crowns as they savour delicious cupcakes.

Languages - only available in Dutch 
Age - 1st to 6th school year inclusive
Number - maximum of 15 people with at least one adult supervisor
Duration - 2.5 hours
Price - €155
Includes -  treasure hunt, craft workshop, 15 cakes, 15 drinks (apple or orange juice), and 15 invitation cards
Bookings - book online at least 10 days in advance

Birthday party in the abbey

Every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon for children from 1st to 6th grade

Book online

Fly’s Treasure Hunt

During the summer, you can once again look for treasure in St Peter’s Abbey.
Are you curious about the theme for this year? Check the ‘Schatten van Vlieg’ website.

Languages - only available in Dutch 

Fly’s Treasure Hunt

Free treasure hunt in the summer months for children aged five and above

To the treasure hunt

Puppet show in the loft

Come under the magic spell of the puppet theatre. Puppet master Jean Pierre Maeren performs with good humour in the most beautiful loft in Ghent. 

Attention: no more performances in March 2020 for the time being. 

Shows only in Dutch
Family entertainment from 5 to 95 years. 
Tickets €6 (on site).

Puppet show in the loft

Performances from October to March on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm. Attention: no more performances in March 2020 for the time being.

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St Peter’s Abbey has built a fine reputation as a home for exhibitions. In the autumn, you can enjoy cultural and historical exhibitions, and during the summer months, we usually focus on photography. 

Check out our range of exhibitions here