The first church built by Abbot Adelardus II, went shortly after its inception in flames. Around 1130 there arose a Romanesque church, but there was a Gothic church built right through. In the 14th century In the 15th century the nave was rebuilt in the 16th century, the chapel there. The tower, which had collapsed in 1668, was replaced in 1842 to a design by L. Roelandt. The half bays at the collapse was destroyed, was never rebuilt.
Gothic choir and nave are of brick on a limestone plinth. The sandstone square western tower, flanked by portals, neogothic.
The furniture is mainly neo-Gothic: the white marble high altar and the altars in the Lady Chapel and the Holy Cross Chapel, the gilded shrines of St. Trudo, the choir stalls.
Was in the attic above the vault caps inserted later discovered a wall painting from the late 14th century.
Belgium is a country in northwest Europe. Founding member of the European Union, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres and has a population of about 10.7 million. From the end of the Middle Ages until the 17th century, it was a prosperous centre of commerce and culture. Upon its independence, Belgium eagerly participated in the Industrial Revolution and, at the end of the nineteenth century, possessed several colonies in Africa. Today, Belgium's strongly globalized economy and its transportation infrastructure are integrated with the rest of Europe. Its location at the heart of a highly industrialized region helps made it 2007 the world's 15th largest trading nation. Cultural life is nowadays concentrated within each language community and a variety of barriers have made a shared cultural sphere less pronounced. Anyway, the region corresponding to today's Belgium has seen the flourishing of major artistic movements that have had tremendous influence on European art and culture. Text extracted from wikipedia.