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Marvellously restored béguinage a few minutes away from the centre of Leuven

This is a place you must have seen. Take at least an hour on a sunny day to wander around in the... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2015
Peter_from_Leuven
,
Leuven
worth a visit!

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

Reviewed June 22, 2015
departinggirl
,
Brussels, Belgium
via mobile
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“cobbled streets” (12 reviews)
“faculty club” (9 reviews)
“high heels” (6 reviews)
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Schapenstraat, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed July 8, 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

Thank Peter_from_Leuven
Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank departinggirl
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

Thank jan1971
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...More

Thank OldSport334
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...More

1  Thank Otto B
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

2  Thank D-en-G_3000
Reviewed May 25, 2015

Meander and don't worry about where you are going - it's like being cast back in time, a really unique town within a town, startling in it's presence in the twenty-first century.

Thank L B
Reviewed May 20, 2015

A little outside the city centre but well worth the effort. This Begijnhof was so much larger than I had expected! You can wander through cobblestone streets, lined with old houses. Lovely. But do leave you bike at the entrance otherwise you're in for a...More

1  Thank Malief
Reviewed May 18, 2015

There is not much that not been said yet about this place, an example of an oasis in the city. Comfortable shoes with thick soles. The city plans to replace the the old cobble stones by new, more comfortable ones which is a shame.

Thank Urbain U
Reviewed May 18, 2015

Well worth a wander. An oasis of calm. Makes you think about the life of women in the past. Go and reflect.

Thank Tina B
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