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Address: Abdij Vlierbeek 15, Leuven, Belgium
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Lovely site close to Leuven

For tourists wanting to explore the surroundings of Leuven, a visit to the former Benedictine Abbey of Vlierbeek (“Abdij van Vlierbeek” in Dutch) is a rewarding option. You can... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 13, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

For tourists wanting to explore the surroundings of Leuven, a visit to the former Benedictine Abbey of Vlierbeek (“Abdij van Vlierbeek” in Dutch) is a rewarding option. You can cycle or walk (it’s about 2km from the railway station) or take bus 2 (Heverlee/Kessel-lo) from the railway station or the centre (Rector De Somerplein, former Fochplein). Get off at “Gemeenteplein”... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The abbey was closed when we were there so we could only walk around and enjoy the setting.Terrace restaurant had extremely slow service but still enjoyable if not in a hurry. Walking through the cemetery also was interesting.

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Thank vkbrennan
Soest, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

This cafe is located on the Abbey premises. Parking is just outside and a few steps away. It is a true pub. Enjoyed some beers and went for the spareribs. Desserts are Big, had a sorbet with 4 scoops. Yummy.

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Thank PoggiBonsi2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

Excellent place to spend the evening of a warm day on a huge terrace in a beautiful and quiet atmosphere. Frequently visited by locals or by others after a bike or walk tours in the region. Pub is known for good spaghetti. Check opening hours.

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Thank Geerhard J
Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Abbey and surrounding area make for a great bike trip out of Leuven. Combine this with a visit to the nearby provinciaal domein kessel-lo. There is also a network of bike trails in the surrounding area which take you through a mixture of fields and suburbs. Grab a beer at the Abbey and relax a bit. :-)

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Thank Lando_H_Calrissian
Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2014

This abbey really keeps the ambiance of the old days! A nice place for drinking good belgian beers or for having a tasty lunch!

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Thank Leyre Z
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

the abbey is not that special but there is a pub on the terrain. they sell loads of Belgian quality beers. have a go at them, you'll remember ;-)

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Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Beautiful white church (surely in summertime) . There is a small pub right in front. Continuous restauration guaranties that the good state will be preserved.

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Thank Maarten V
leuven
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

The abbey is not very big but quiet charming. There is a very nice café next to it. They serve real Flemish snacks.

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Thank LeuvenAnne
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

peaceful location, great place to have a drink or a snack (in de rozenkrans) in a historic setting. nice to have walks in the area.

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