Magic nearby. Whoever turns onto the wide driveway of the Eemklooster suddenly finds themselves in another world. It is a park-like landscape with cascading fountains, large lawns and shady woods. You will find an impressive chapel, a stately bell tower, long corridors, unexpected loggias, lovely courtyards, works of art and stately staircases with graceful banisters. Everywhere you feel the magic of the monastery.
But is everything as quiet as it seems…?
OLV ter Eem
The convent and school complex Onze Lieve Vrouw ter Eem (Our Beloved Lady of the Eem) was built for the sister congregation of Our Beloved Lady of Amersfoort. The congregation focused on providing Catholic education to girls. The complex includes a convent for the sisters, a chapel and two schools: a lyceum and a nursery school ‘Sint Agnes’. The lyceum also housed a household school. Both schools were boarding schools, each intended for a maximum of 100 resident pupils. From the beginning, the monastery had a religious and an educational function. Until 2008, when the sisters left the convent, it remained that way.