Text The Chapel House

Once outside again, we find the chapel house to the right of the chapel.
When the chapel was completed, the construction of the so-called “chapel house” started immediately. Jan Reinier Broeckmeulen, among others, lived here as rector.
A café had already been established in the chapel house at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The visitors of the chapel could catch their breath and take something in here. Later the sexton function was combined with a farmer's function. Now it is a very nice Bed and breakfast with a busy terrace in the summer.

Mariano Pallottini, Loreto e La Basilica della Santa Casa: Storia, Storie e Tradizioni
A.J.J. Mekking, The chapel of Our Lady of Loreto under the Linden in Thorn, overprint from "Publications' 1975
Cecile Dreesman, Queens of Thorn
Joop Dankbaar and Jan Custers, The lime trees at the Thorner chapel, De Kroetwès January 2018
Willem Sangers, Roger Janssen, Thorn the white town
J. Houtmortels, Thorn the white town
Misc. authors, An open book about Thorn
Thanks to Peter Roost, Piero Baldelli Boni.


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As a real education family, the idea was to offer the children a tour in Thorn, in order to generate interest in Thorn but also in history in general.

Children come with their parents and go the same route as the adults. The route was thus determined by that of the adults.

That adult route could also be improved, since the software made this possible, it was ready before the children's tour.

Collaboration with the Thorn Museum.

Even in the first test phase, Museum Thorn showed an immediate interest in our tours and it was soon decided to enter into a collaboration.

The vision of the Thorn museum is that the town of Thorn is actually a large open-air museum. We can only endorse that.

We hope you enjoy your stay in Thorn and look forward to seeing you again.

Hélène, Sanne and Geert Stams.

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