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Address: Schapenstraat, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Very charming old streets!

The old Groot Begijnhof is worth a visit! It is apartments for the university, so you won't be able to visit any of the buildings. But the streets are very narrow and charming.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The old Groot Begijnhof is worth a visit! It is apartments for the university, so you won't be able to visit any of the buildings. But the streets are very narrow and charming.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This town within a town is an extraordinary historical site now lovingly preserved. However, if you don't know about its history or the tradition of béguinages in the Low Countries I would recommend you look at the Wikipedia page beforehand because you won't be told very much by the very modest tourist information on offer at the site. This is... More 

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Leicester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple really. If you want a nice, pleasant, quiet walk, away from the city in a lovely environment, then take a stroll here. Enjoy!

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Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Groot Begijnhof is a lovely quiet place which will make you feel as if you are travelling in time. Beautiful architecture, green, mysterious and refreshing!

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It feels and looks like a small town from 100 years ago. It's definitely worth seeing if you visit Leuven. It has a nice atmosphere to it, especially on colder, darker winter days.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit Leuven, the Begijnhof is a MUST to see. A great walk to experience the quietness and history of the site. It's not big, but you need to spend a bit of time to get the emotion flowing trough you. I always wonder how such location can exist in a city like Leuven... Walls, church and walkaways are... More 

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Rimini, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a great place to go with the entire family, especially if you have young children. There's women evolution history being told there...without words. I love what the University has done with the property. Hopefully it will continue so for a long time to come. Don't go to Leuven though, exclusively for that. Build around a full day excursion in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

“Grand Beguinage” of Leuven, a place of silence and rest. Amazing place to see! The Beguinage was founded since 1232 and beguinages lived here until 1980s. The beguinage has been the property of the University of Leuven since 1962. The university has restored it to its former glory and it now serves as a place of residence for students, professors,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A hidden gem in Belgium. Entering the Groot Begijnhof is like going back in time to medieval times. It gives a pleasant walk and taste of history.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We found ourselves here on a surprisingly quiet Saturday afternoon when there was literally no one else about in the entire place. It made it feel as though we'd stumbled on some elaborate film stage or something. The architecture is fascinating. Well worth a wander around.

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