We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Schapenstraat, Leuven 3000, Belgium
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 737 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 165
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Lovely quiet neighbourhood

Not a museum in fact but a very well-preserved, beautiful, quiet neighbourhood. People still live here and there are signs telling you not to picnic on their lawns, etc. which I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WBC49
,
Dublin, Ireland
Add Photo Write a Review

737 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 263: English reviews
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a museum in fact but a very well-preserved, beautiful, quiet neighbourhood. People still live here and there are signs telling you not to picnic on their lawns, etc. which I can understand completely. It was lovely to see the old architecture and the way the area was designed, and remains intact, today.

Helpful?
Thank WBC49
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you feel like you travel in the time, silent and peaceful place.. better to visit in spring or summer :)

Helpful?
Thank Zeynep I
Sampford Spiney, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming haven just a short walk from the Oude Markt this area is tranquil and calm a fairly large area away from the bustle of the university town

Helpful?
Thank cliffordbest01
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have not heard about this medievial movement before. Idea od living in a self supporting group in peace and balance is well preserved on the organization od this place. It is geat that it is still lived in by students and professors. Very well preserved, with great attention to details. It is a walking distance from the marketplace probably... More 

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Keerbergen, Belgium
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This place feels,looks and smells like a very long time ago. A place absolutely worth to visit. Take at least one hour to visit and walk through the narrow little streets, enjoy the old houses and don't forget the Faculty Club where you will appreciate an exclusive lunch.

Helpful?
Thank Lutgard2207
Level Contributor
63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

one if the wonders of Leuven.. really you should stroll through the cobbled stone streets here and enjoy the tranquillity.

Helpful?
Thank erik p
Level Contributor
69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

You know I always wonder how the people back the built this place to perfection! I am always amazed on its ancient style yet still very much relevant to our time. The stones, the design are so beautiful. It is very peaceful & it has such a nice atmosphere to it.

Helpful?
Thank Wisdommatters
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016

About 10 streets. All houses in very good state. Tranquility, peace of mind, with cobble stones and beautiful small gardens (No high heels 😊).

Helpful?
Thank _jacques_pieraerts
Sweden
Level Contributor
84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The old Groot Begijnhof is worth a visit! It is apartments for the university, so you won't be able to visit any of the buildings. But the streets are very narrow and charming.

Helpful?
Thank Bobadilla
Level Contributor
40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This town within a town is an extraordinary historical site now lovingly preserved. However, if you don't know about its history or the tradition of béguinages in the Low Countries I would recommend you look at the Wikipedia page beforehand because you won't be told very much by the very modest tourist information on offer at the site. This is... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Gernsheim

Travellers who viewed Groot Begijnhof also viewed

Leuven, Flemish Brabant Province
Leuven, Flemish Brabant Province
 
Leuven, Flemish Brabant Province
Leuven, Flemish Brabant Province
 

Been to Groot Begijnhof? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Groot Begijnhof staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?