In Belgium, religion has very much left its mark on history. For this reason, there are many churches and religious buildings in the Belgian landscape, a large number of which are inherited from the medieval period. In addition, most of Belgian religious heritage is Catholic. There are precisely 3,948 Catholic parishes in Belgium: 2,051 in Wallonia, 1,809 in Flanders and 88 in Brussels. Furthermore, there are 150 ‘non-Catholic parishes’ (Coomans 2006: 51).