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A city within the city

A compound avant-la-lettre and not specifically for the rich and famous but for religious woman... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bruno D
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Leuven, Belgium
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Nice place in Leuven, out of center, pleasant to stroll around. Check for events when choir is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lenka K
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Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A compound avant-la-lettre and not specifically for the rich and famous but for religious woman wanting to spend their life in devotion, this place has a long history and was beuatifully restored during the seventies/eighties of last century. Now it's a very quiet and calm...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place in Leuven, out of center, pleasant to stroll around. Check for events when choir is singing or similar musical event in local church.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lenka K
Reviewed August 9, 2019

When I entered this place I noticed every city-related noise fading away, and an calm historical environment surrounded me. It was almost like traveling back in time. Amazing architecture and really well taken care of. Probably the most beautiful place in Leuven If you are...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 2, 2019

One of the most beautiful places in Belgium. A must visit if you are in Leuven. I'd suggest you to picknick there. But please respect the silence and don't leave your trash there.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 26, 2019

I was here for a conference hosted by KU Leuven, which kindly took us around with a professional guide who majored in medieval history. The beguinage itself is a walled city (but free to visit) dating from 17th-18th century, where women who did not choose...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019

Great little hideaway from the busy Grote Market. Calming gardens, canals, and flowers. Interesting step back in time. Outstanding architecture to see how it really is/was historically preserved. Worth the walk and plenty of photo ops.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

We walked in the old cloister part of town, which was a pretty and quiet walk. Amazing restauration of old houses.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AndersBB
Reviewed July 14, 2019

One the world heritages, it is a beautiful, quiet place with a stream in the garden. Good to stop by in a summer afternoon.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Alien W
Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Great looking place, very tranquil. Best place I visited in Leuven. Definitely worth a look and a nice walk along the river back to the old square (Oude square)

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

I was here in December 2018 and wandered down here to see a bit more of the town and its history. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site and you can see why from the architecture. The buildings are now student accommodation and as it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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