Welcome to the official website of the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg!

Corona Update : June 2020

COVID 19 requires us to take a number of sanitary measures before your visit (June 2020)
The National Basilica in Koekelberg is the largest Art-Déco monument in Western Europe and one of the five largest churches in the world


The indoor course includes the visit of the ground floor, our first floor (galleries at 10m50 height), and of course our panorama at 53m high.
• Our tourism department is always ready to welcome you
• The opening hours remain from 9 am to 5 pm
Group visits and guided tours by appointment and after discussion
• Limited number of visitors in the building and in the elevator at the same time

• Entrance tickets are preferably reserved by telephone : +32 2 421 16 67 or e-mail : info@basilicakoekelberg.be. Booking On the site is also possible! from monday to friday
• The number of entrance tickets per buyer is limited to 10 persons .

• Wearing a mask is mandatory.
• We ask you to follow the yellow arrows
Hydroalcoholic gel at the entrance of the gallery (10m50) and in the shop: make good use of it.
• Our stairs and lifts are cleaned and disinfected several times a day.
• Keep a safe distance of 1.5m (5ft) from other visitors and groups.

We are all very much looking forward to welcoming you!


Welcome to the official website of the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg

The Koekelberg Basilica ranks fifth among the world's largest churches, after the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Paix in Yamoussokro on the Ivory Coast, St Peter's in Rome, St Paul's in London and Santa Maria Dei Fiori in Florence

Today, the church is in the first place a place of prayer for peace. The church is still used for celebrations of the parish or for big national celebrations. But the basilica is more than that. The basilica has also an important cultural function. It’s a magnificent Art Deco monument, there are two museums, there are yearly different expositions and you can enjoy a wonderful view over Brussels!

We're looking forward to welcoming you soon in this fantastic Art Deco Monument!

Ontdek onze prachtige wandel- en fietsroutes
met als vertrekpunt de Basiliek van Koekelberg!

Worth seeing

The Black Sister Museum

Modern Religious Art Museum


Did you know:

That there are several rooms under the basilica you can use?

That there are several expositions organised in the Basilica?