The church of St.Pietersbanden owes its name to the chains of Saint Peter. The church is in the tourist centre of Lommel which celebrated its millennium in 1990.
The church has superb stained glass windows by Gust Ladon (Ghent 1863-1942). The book “ Uit licht geboren”was published here and is a seminal work on the art of stained glass . A restoration of this unique collection of 32 windows was started in 1987.
In 2000 a carillon was installed in the 57 metres high, gothic tower dating from the 15th century. The nave of this dean’s church, by the architect Martens, is a brilliant example of 20th century neogothic style. The tower and the nave are classified.
Inside there are beautiful statues of saints and a colossal organ.