Herentals, Saint Waltrude’s Church

15th century church in Brabantine Gothic style, with 14th century crossing tower and transepts. The structure is quite extraordinary with the choir being separated from the actual church. It is a cross shaped church oriented towards the east. Of special interest are the 14th century figurative capitals. Impressive late Baroque high altar. Nicely elaborated Baroque choir stalls; the statues, and also some confessionals, are by P. Verbruggen (about 1560). 18th century Our Lady’s altar, 19th century Sacred Heart altar. In the ambulatory there are altars with triptychs from the mannerist period, especially by the Herentals family of Painters called Francken (about 1600). Extremely beautiful late Gothic Brussels retable of saints Crispin and Crispian (P. Borreman, 1520). In the aisles you can see a thematic series of neo-Gothic stained-glass windows (end 19th century).

Main Entrance

Kerkstraat 11
2200 Herentals

Public Transport

Rail (NMBS)
Station Herentals (walking 950m)
Bus (De Lijn)
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