Wander the completely restored historic district at Groot Begijnhof, now used by the local university as housing and classrooms. Made up of 12 cobbled streets cutting through rows of brick buildings, the area is popular for walking tours that allow you to admire the dormers, gables, and statuary decorating the buildings. A Gothic church is the neighborhood's centerpiece--go inside to see the 14th-century murals revealed during a 1980s restoration project. Keep your camera ready for the views from the many canal bridges that cross the waterways into the district, and to capture images of some of the 300 buildings. Plan my trip to Leuven with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
Groot Begijnhof Reviews
Just off the City Center it's worth to walk the Begijnhof. A peaceful part of the town from centuries back. more »
Any visitor of Leuven should make some time to go for a walk in the Groot Begijnhof or beguinage.It's like plunging into history and into an oasis of silence. This ancient 'village in the city' was or... more »
Spectacular place in Leuven. I have never seen a so peaceful place. It's just like a small town inside Leuven. It seems to stay in Hogwarts or something like that. The best place I have seen in Belgium!! There are many silent houses, no one comes in the streets and there is a small river that gives to this place something magic! I think that every places in the world should have a corner of peace like Groot!
I can't even describe how much I loved this place. It's serene and beautiful. Just go - you'll be glad you did.
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