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Groot Begijnhof

Schapenstraat, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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A very tranquil and ypicturesque place to see,

Easy to get to by bus, this area is has many beautiful homes and places to see. I spent about 2... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Melbourne, Australia
Outstanding complex on the outskirts of Leuven

After walking here in October, was astounded by how large it was, and how good condition the entire... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Canberra, Australia
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Schapenstraat, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Easy to get to by bus, this area is has many beautiful homes and places to see. I spent about 2 hours walking around and enjoying the area.

Thank lou_fabri
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

After walking here in October, was astounded by how large it was, and how good condition the entire place was in. Would like to come back and investigate further.

Thank purple_traveller
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This historical hotspot is really worthwile visiting. Old houses, the church, the river, the old streets...

Thank MKM83
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful to walk along the small cobblestone paved streets. It’s much more quiet and charming than the city center, not as pompous, yet picturesque and offering some small places to stay.

Thank Matyas L
Reviewed 20 September 2017

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

Thank GailSTivano
Reviewed 13 September 2017

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 8 September 2017

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 29 August 2017

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

Thank Melih S
Reviewed 24 August 2017

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
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