KOKSIJDE – Ten Duinen

Nine-hundred years ago, the hermit Ligerius withdrew into the dunes of Westhoek, a solitary retreat that sowed the seeds from which a burgeoning abbey community would spring and indelibly stamp the region with its unique personality. Austerity, frugality, obedience, and a wholly dedicated devotion prove to be mighty ideals. The role of the Monks of the Dunes Abbey on a spiritual, cultural, and commercial plane is unsurpassed, reaching out to far beyond the boundaries of the present Flemish frontiers. For many centuries, the silhouette of the Cistercian Dunes Abbey dominated the landscape, until, as all things must, it succumbed to the inevitable encroachment of Time. Excavations and painstaking restoration campaigns have unearthed the abbey’s foundations from beneath the dust. Today, the remnants of all that behold them.Seek out the silence of the site and stand in awe and marvel before one of the earliest examples of brick architecture within Flanders. Experience the daily life in a medieval Cistercian abbey. Living, working, praying, playing, loving, etc. You’ll be surprised at how different and yet similar medieval and modern man really are.


  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine with script
  • City: KOKSIJDE
  • Country: Belgium
  • Available: yes
  • Location: KOKSIJDE, Belgium