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Notch or recess in a plane. Such a niche can be inward as well as outward and can have various forms. See also statue niche.

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1niche from Saint AmandusSaint Amandus
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Norman (Romanesque), Merovingian, painting, niche, embrasure, high altar, main altar, baptismal font, Stone of Lincent, ceiling, Gobertangerstone, fanlight, light over door, boss, standing clock, rosette, monolith, acantus decoration, monstrance, statue (as an ornament), choir stalls, church treasure, candlestick, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, altar, arcade, lectern, oak wood, srewformed decoration, lancet, antependium, choir, chancel, Maas Limestone (Liege, Namur), Vinalmont stone, flanking aisle, side aisle, side altar, ciborium, chalice, goblet, beaker
BELGIUMLANDEN5.3 / 14551211
2niche from All Saints churchAll Saints church
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Norman (Romanesque), Gothic, Neo-Romanesque, crossing tower, semi-circular (round) arch, capital, theotheque, statue (as an ornament), crucifix, three-aisled, cul de lampe, baldachin (canopy), staircase turret, staircase tower, noth transepts, sandstone, pillar, domed vault, spherical vault, choir, chancel, niche, transept, pendentive, pearspire, baptismal font, central aisle, tunnel vault (barrel vault)
3niche from Tumulus of Trou de BillemontTumulus of Trou de Billemont
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Grave, graveyard, Tumulus, Merovingian, Ancient Roman, cellar, niche, fence, enclosure
BELGIUMANTOING4.9 / 1883~ 150
4niche from Saint-HadelinSaint-Hadelin
(Crypte from 9th century)
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Maas romanesque, crypt, choir stalls, clamp butress, pilaster strip, nave, apse, apsis, staircase turret, staircase tower, western block, western tower, choir, chancel, niche, flanking aisle, side aisle, basilica, transept
BELGIUMHOUYET5.3 / 1420~ 1050
5niche from Our-Ladies cathedralOur-Ladies cathedral
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Cathedral, World Heritage, Norman (Romanesque), Gothic, Renaissance, painting, Stone from Doornik, crossing tower, portico, window with round arch, buttress, staircase turret, staircase tower, apse, apsis, tunnel vault (barrel vault), western block, transept, choir, chancel, pilaster, triforium, rood loft, choir screen, niche, truss, gallery, pointed arch, nave, chapel (in church or other building), flanking aisle, side aisle, three-aisled, clustered column, Pieter Paul Rubens, Cornelis Floris de Vriendt (Floris)
6niche from Sint-MartinuskerkSint-Martinuskerk
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Gothic, Baroque, crossing tower, arched corbel course, flanking aisle, side aisle, altar, arcade, communion rail, ribbed vault, pillar, pier, high altar, main altar, wood-carving, wood-engraving, wainscotting, panelwork, paneling, dado, statue (as an ornament), choir stalls, marble, pointed arch, vault, nave, glass frame, corbelstone, crossing, cruciform church, pulpit, tub, vat, stairs, medaillon, choir, chancel, niche, organ, Corinthian column, confessional, layer of bacon, Jan Baptist De Vree, Theodoor Sachman, Philippus Talboom, gebroeders Aegidius, Judocus De Cauwer, Herregouts, Lucas Faid'herbe, Pieter Paul Rubens, Guillaume of Willem Kerricx de Oudere, J.B. Capronnier, Peeters-Divoort
BELGIUMBEVEREN5.3 / 1767~ 1200