Groot Begijnhof

Groot Begijnhof, Leuven: Address, Phone Number, Groot Begijnhof Reviews: 4.5/5

Groot Begijnhof
4.5
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ghazalefb
Ratingen, Germany380 contributions
Clean place
Sep 2021 • Solo
I was for a short time there. The place is really nice and clean. You enjoy walking there and taking pictures. I enjoyed very much.
Written September 19, 2021
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Marc_Karin
Ghent, Belgium255 contributions
Tranquil, historic neighbourhood
Jun 2021 • Couples
Bery nice, old, quite neighbourhood that used to be the home of unmarried women but is not home to students and teachers of the local university. Very tranquil.
Written July 3, 2021
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Rukmini B
Leuven, Belgium4 contributions
Walk through history
Jun 2020 • Friends
Peaceful and serene walk through this community takes you back to its time where nothing has changed.
Written July 2, 2020
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Abbas
Leuven, Belgium228 contributions
Nice history
May 2020
Good to know a bit of history and to walk on it. The river passes by and its a little bit romantic and historical at same time. Not a must see, but if near by, pass by.
Written May 31, 2020
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Royax
Copenhagen, Denmark1,940 contributions
Nice
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is a nice getaway place from a busy city of Brussels. It's quiet and nice to stroll around. There's also a church in the area.
Written February 28, 2020
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PFTraveller62
Eastleigh, UK849 contributions
Cool Place
Feb 2020 • Friends
This place is a must for all visitors and always on our tour when we get visitors . Doesn’t take long to walk around but well worth visiting. It’s like stepping back in time. All those lucky Students & Teachers living there must enjoy it. Free parking nearby and you can also walk into town from there.
Written February 22, 2020
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Gery Fisher
Leuven, Belgium6 contributions
The perfect city escape!
Feb 2020 • Family
If you want to escape the city noise and the business of the streets during your lunch break and meanwhile enjoy a nice walk in a silent neighbourhood,then you have to visit the former convent ,now being an UNESCO heritage site called the Great Beginage. Throughout the centuries this picturesque Medieval-looking Leuven quarter has many roles and nowadays it accommodates the international researchers and doctoral students teaching at the KU Leuven. There is a small river running through the all quarter , and Meadows open for the public where one could unwind,read a book or just go picknicing and enjoy the scenery. Once a year (usually in November or December ) there is a Candellights walk being organized at the quarter with the participation of various actors dressed as the inhabitants of this part of Leuven.
Written February 12, 2020
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WanderML
Portland, OR41 contributions
Amazing
Jan 2020
Don't forget to stop by at this very authentic village in the city. Really beautiful and well maintained and restored. Highly recommended!
Written January 6, 2020
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JanVC
Belgium2 contributions
‘De Grote Spui’, a medieval river lock complex established in 1365 BC
Nov 2019
If you are visiting the Grand-Beguinage (UNESCO world heritage site, now owned by the university) nearby you can find an hidden gem.
‘De Grote Spui’, a medieval river lock complex established in 1365 BC
From the backyard of Bistro ‘The Spuye’ you have a spectacular view of the system consisting of four arches with wooden lock gates.

How to get there: Take Volmolenlaan in the direction of the Ring road (Tervuursevest). You will find a tunnel for pedestrians and cyclists, where the road crosses the river Dyle. Here is the entrance of the University Sports Facilities (Universitair Sportcentrum).
The place is popular among both students and locals.
Written November 24, 2019
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Gery Fisher
Leuven, Belgium6 contributions
Walk
Nov 2019 • Couples
I have visited the Groot Begijnhof many times,it is like a moment in time taken out of the past. The cosy houses and the small lanes inside this little living quarters,the river nearby,the bug meadow and the church are a must see for everyone who would like to deepen oneself in a more Renaissance Leuven. Don't miss the evening walks in candle light there. Actors will tell you the stories of the women who used to inhabit this amazing place (which now bekame q new home for part of the international academia members of the KU Leuven). You can also enjoy a glass of glühwein.
Written November 6, 2019
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