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Groot Begijnhof

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Address: Schapenstraat, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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very beautiful place to visit

It is a very interesting and historical place. It doesn't take very long to visit, there's a church but no museum. Many guided tours come through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It is a very interesting and historical place. It doesn't take very long to visit, there's a church but no museum. Many guided tours come through.

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Thank Izenga
Leuven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A quiet walled town within the beautifull city of Leuven. It has been totally renovated by the University, who uses it to lodge guest professors. A unique exemple of a flemish "begijnhof", dating back to the Middle Ages. Cobble stones, small bridges over the Dyle-river, and an oasis of silence. A MUST when visiting Leuven. Next to it you have... More 

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Thank Jilmat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you're visiting Leuven, you must pay a visit to the "Groot Begijnhof". It feels like you're suddenly walking in a small village from the Middle Ages.

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Thank Merel H
Brussels
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Calm place, ideal for those who need to taste some history to get some power for the very-day life. Easy to get from the highway. Parking Heilig-Hart is located few hundred meter from Begijnhof.

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Thank LukaszBrussels
France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Great atmosphere, very quiet, still has corners where one can understand how it has been as a beguinage. Read about how people lived in beguinages before you visit it. The university of Leuven has changed it in living quarters for professors and students but with respect of the original outside appearance.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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153 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Groot Begijnhof is really a beauty, history in this time. A nice place to stroll around and to enjoy. It are not empty houses but there live people and it is really nice. Walking distance from the center of Leuven.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I had a really enjoyable stroll with a friend through the ancient and beautiful cobbled streets of the Begijnhof on a brilliant, crisp December afternoon. It's a wonderfully atmospheric place, amazingly intact and well preserved and will give you loads of great photographic opportunities. Well worth it's UNESCO World Heritage Site status and an essential part of any visit to... More 

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Thank richardhW7339ZT
Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Our hotel owner suggested this tourists spot and once we got closer it was well signposted. About a 15 -20 min walk from the town square. Lots of lovely medieval houses and cobblestone streets and being winter not hoards of tourists. By the amount of bicycles around it looks like the area is student accommodation. Lucky students!

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Thank lindylovesaholiday
Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A fine example of historic architecture without the streets being spoiled by shops & restaurants. Just stroll leisurely through the centuries old streets and forget the hustle & bustle of the day.

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Thank DHeering
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

What a lovely place to discover. Not really promoted too much in Leuven town itself, this should be by far their biggest attraction. Lots of lovely old buildings still in situ with pleasant grounds and completely free to wander around. What's not to like? You can easily while away a couple of hours admiring the architecture and the setting. Make... More 

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