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Even in the rain!

Leuven city centre has many beautiful discoveries and this is a particularly enjoyable one. Knowing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
GailSTivano
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Before the University renovated it the Beguinage was in ruins - now it is a unique example on the Unesco world heritage

The beguinage of Leuven was in ruins before the university acquired it in the 1960's. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emiel D
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Schapenstraat, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Leuven city centre has many beautiful discoveries and this is a particularly enjoyable one. Knowing the story is important. The peaceful atmosphere and gorgeus greenery combine to create an experience of the history

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beguinage of Leuven was in ruins before the university acquired it in the 1960's. The university restored It to host visiting professors and post-graduate students. It is a unique example of this kind of medieval living community - the women living in the beguinages...More

Thank Emiel D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you come to Leuven (and if you are in Belgium I strongly recommend to save a day for this), it is one of the first things to see. Just take a break from the hectic life and enjoy the quietness of the beguinage!

Thank Draghici B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you come to Leuven, you should visit Groot Begijnhof to feel history while you're having a peaceful walk.

Thank Melih S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Groot Begijnhof (Beguinage), whose origines date back to the 12th centrury is a truely unique place, not only in Leuven, but in the whole of Western Europe. Together with the Begijnhoven in Brugge, Diest, Lier Gent, they figure among the most remarkable historic places...More

Thank henricus v
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Lived there 2 years - always taking visitors back to show them the beauty of this small town. Make sure to wear comfy shoes, though!

Thank stefdeturck
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I felt so nostalgic when I stepped on this medieval town. It felt like I was a part of those women who used to live here before. The architecture was fascinating. And I noticed that the buildings have images of Jesus' life, as if I...More

Thank audmonamikaela
Reviewed 7 August 2017

It is worthwhile to visit. Very charming and restored well. The place is still lived in which makes it unique. The peace and quiet is wonderful and the historical character which takes one back a few centuries.

Thank Moonbeam666
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I don't know why but I fell in love with this place. It's very peaceful and relaxing. I truly enjoyed whole walk around. Also because I met only a few tourists, which nicely surprised me on Sunday afternoon :)

Thank Kristýna J
Reviewed 28 July 2017

A part of this historic university town which was owned by the faculty. Its an area of old buildings, garbled roofs, cobbled streets, grassed areas and glimpse into walled gardens. It is a conservation area and is largely untouched by modern architecture, fast food places...More

Thank DevonFoxtrotone
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