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Address: Great Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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We bough the I Luv Leuven tickets which included the 'schatkamer' - nice set of old relics and pictures etc; with excellent self-audio in english and dutch

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A true masterpiece. Richly decorated , the burned and rebuilt church is must-see for tourists. In addition to its beautiful altar and nave, the cathedral has a vast collection on your treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Really beautiful Gothic church, it is in reform nowadays so it is not possible to see everything, but it is a must go place.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We bough the I Luv Leuven tickets which included the 'schatkamer' - nice set of old relics and pictures etc; with excellent self-audio in english and dutch

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Tilburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A nice old church with a lot of nice pictures, They are restorating the building so not everything is clear to so

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Suffolk, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The 'biecht stoelen' (confession chairs) are magnificent; the detail on the woodwork, amazing. The architecture is worth a visit.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is the most important Church in town mostly build in the 14th/15th century. One of the highlights in the church is " The Last Supper" painting from Dirk Bouts. A must see while in Leuven. Access to the church is free of charge, but entrance fee must be paid for the museum.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Last Supper and Descent from the Cross are worth seeing. Beautiful head of Christ in oak seems to cry real tears.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There is a small museum attached to the church. If you are interested in Catholic related art and history it's worth the visit.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

When I visited museum M, I received a ticket which give me the permission to visit the Treasury of St Peter's, Saint Peter's Church is the oldest church in Leuven

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Leuven town has evolved into a busy modern city bustling around the Grote Markt or central square where the amazing buildings have remained untouched by time. St Pieters, the oldest church in Leuven founded around 980's but burnt down in 1176. A stunning fabrication with tall arches giving a feel of graceful simplicity. A beautifully restored interior (work ongoing) Worth... More 

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