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Groot Begijnhof

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Address: Schapenstraat, Leuven 3000, Belgium

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A lovely little village area, medieval buildings. Very quiet. Bring your mosquito repellent in the summer if you're there in the evening (this is true for all of Leuven).

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A lovely little village area, medieval buildings. Very quiet. Bring your mosquito repellent in the summer if you're there in the evening (this is true for all of Leuven).

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a must-see in Leuven. It makes you feel like you are back in time. If you are lucky enough you can still see the beguines chatting on the street. It's about 15 minutes on foot from the main square and overall a very small site to visit.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Peaceful insight into a previous life, lovely to walk around. Very close to the centre and easy to walk to.

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Omer, null, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

you walk around the compound and see the buildings. today it's the local university dorms. old buildings and very green and clean - nothing more

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Leuven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a place you must have seen. Take at least an hour on a sunny day to wander around in the narrow streets. No car is allowed. Have a look at the wikipedia page before going there https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_B%C3%A9guinage,_Leuven

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A beautiful begijnhof, definately worth a little stop if you are in the area. very serene and peaceful.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Large, quiet and very scenic beguinage. Not many tourists. As far as i know not destroyed by the burning of the city during the 1st world war

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very old little cobble streets surrounded by old brick walls right in the middle of Leuven Town. Used to be a "protected place " for nuns or widows in the 17th century. Today it serves as accommodation mostly for foreign students to the Oldest Catholic University in the world. The walk is a quiet and refreshing hour or so after... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is one of the top THREE visitor attractions of the city of Leuven. It's about a 10 minute walk from the city center. Be sure you wear comfortable shoes as some of the 'cobble stone' roads are difficult to walk on. However, a MUST SEE. (see pictures). Make sure you have at least one to two hours for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Two possibilities: - flat shoes: time to refect about daily life in a very beautiful environment - pumps or high heels: only time to reflect how not to fall on the cobble stones

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Address: Schapenstraat, Leuven 3000, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven

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