Attempted Arson at St. Nicholas Church in Knokke-Heist

Country: Belgium

Date of incident: July 28, 2022

Destroyed by arson in 2013 already and then rebuilt, the St. Nicholas Church in Westkapelle, a section of the Flemish municipality of Knokke-Heist on the Dutch border, was set on fire on 28. July. Passers-by noticed smoke coming from the church. They went inside and noticed that the candle stand was burnt out. The fire was quickly extinguished and an investigation was launched - which points to vandalism by teenagers.


Photo: Aftermath of the 2013 fire