Basilica of Sts Agatha and Barbara, Ouden­bosch

Discover the hidden treasures

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Basilica of Sts Agatha and Barbara, Oudenbosch

Believe it or not, this is a nineteenth-century building. The architecture and richly decorated interior, though, make you think that you have entered the sixteenth-century Basilica of St Peter in Rome. The Dutch basilica was commissioned by Father Hellemons. He had studied in Rome and was deeply impressed by one of the largest churches in the world. So he decided to build a smaller version of it in the middle of Brabant province. St Peter‘s in Rome could take 16 of this building, on which the famous Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers worked.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday (from Easter to October)

10.00 AM to 4.30 PM

Monday to Sunday (from October to Easter)

10.00 AM to 4.00 PM


Discover the hidden treasures

We have selected the basilica’s highlights for you. There is a remarkable story behind each one. Ask for the audiotour when you visit, and listen to the stories as you wander through the church. Or take the guided tour, which will lead you to all the highlights.

Audiotour information

There is no charge to visit the basilica.

Audiotour €3

Free of charge with a BankGiro Loterij VIP card or a CJP-card


How do you get to the basilica?

By car

The basilica is easily accessible by car. There are several parking areas close by.

By public transport

The basilica is a 5-minute walk from Oudenbosch railway station. Plan your trip at