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The St Servaas Church is built at the grave of St Servatius who was buried there in 384. First there was a wooden chapel, replaced by a several stone churches. After the church was destroyed in the 9th century, the rebuilding of a proper pilgrim´s church with galleries round the grave of St Servatius started around 1000.
You can also have a look in the treasury room, where you can have a look at the treasures of St. Servaas, containing a part of the skeleton of Saint Servatius, the first bishop of the Netherlands. There are also other relics like a pectoral cross, a key, a crosier and a pilgrim?s staff ( 11th century) and an unique collection of silk fabrics (starting from the 6th century).
The opening hours are daily from 10.00 am - 05.00 pm. The basilica is daily open at the same time as the treasure-house, though visiting the basilica is not possible during a service. The admission fee for adults is ? 3,50.
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