A Catholic mass is held in the attic church every first Sunday of the month. Everybody is welcome. If you want to attend, don’t forget to make a reservation, because our attic church has a limited number of seats. Attic Masses start at 11 a.m. and doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Reservations can be made via the email address firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you want to read more information about the Masses, go to the Facebook page of the Soldermissen for more background information, music and the sermons.
Attic Masses 2022
January 2nd February 6th March 6th April 3rd May 1st
- June 5th
- *Summer break*
- September 4th
- October 2nd
- Nov 6th
- December 4th
- December 24th Christmas Midnight Mass (ticket sales start December 5)
The Christmas Eve Masses are well attended every year. Given that these masses have been canceled in 2020 and 2021, the 2022 edition is expected to sell out very quickly. If you purchased tickets in 2020, you will receive a first invitation to purchase tickets for 2022 at the same time as the Friends of the museum. The regular tickets for the Christmas Midnight Mass will go on sale from Monday December 5th .
The origin of the masses
From the end of the 17th century until the opening of the new Saint Nicholas Church in 1887, Masses were held in Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder, as well as marriages, baptisms and mourning. A year later, the Attic church was given a new purpose as a museum. Since 1951, church services for artists have been held in the chapel on a regular basis. Catholic artists such as glaziers, painters, sculptors, musicians and writers found their spiritual shelter here. Gradually, this target group was replaced by people who felt attracted by the historic building, the professional music and preaching. For example, with the exception of the summer months, the original destination of this museum is cherished with love in this museum on every first Sunday of the month and at Christmas.