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Beautiful Historical Complex

Free entrance and a must visit when in Leuven. A historical complex with unique houses and well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Well preserved

This well preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must see in Leuven. There is no entrance fee... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Schapenstraat, Leuven 3000, Belgium
Schapenstraat, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free entrance and a must visit when in Leuven. A historical complex with unique houses and well maintained garden. The complex is so pretty. It is a nice area to walk around.

Thank indie_dive
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This well preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must see in Leuven. There is no entrance fee and you can explore the small place to your heart's desire. Very picturesque and it feels like you are transported back in time. Truly a gem!

Thank Shelanee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A city in a city, only this one is 500 years back in time. A beautiful piece of history. Free entrance.

Thank CJvN
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Easy to get to by bus, this area is has many beautiful homes and places to see. I spent about 2 hours walking around and enjoying the area.

Thank lou_fabri
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

After walking here in October, was astounded by how large it was, and how good condition the entire place was in. Would like to come back and investigate further.

Thank purple_traveller
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This historical hotspot is really worthwile visiting. Old houses, the church, the river, the old streets...

Thank MKM83
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful to walk along the small cobblestone paved streets. It’s much more quiet and charming than the city center, not as pompous, yet picturesque and offering some small places to stay.

Thank Matyas L
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Leuven city centre has many beautiful discoveries and this is a particularly enjoyable one. Knowing the story is important. The peaceful atmosphere and gorgeus greenery combine to create an experience of the history

Thank GailSTivano
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The beguinage of Leuven was in ruins before the university acquired it in the 1960's. The university restored It to host visiting professors and post-graduate students. It is a unique example of this kind of medieval living community - the women living in the beguinages...More

Thank Emiel D
Reviewed 8 September 2017

If you come to Leuven (and if you are in Belgium I strongly recommend to save a day for this), it is one of the first things to see. Just take a break from the hectic life and enjoy the quietness of the beguinage!

Thank Draghici B
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