9 Sights in Leuven, Belgium (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Leuven, Belgium. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Leuven, Belgium.

List of cities in Belgium Sightseeing Tours in Leuven

1. Groot Begijnhof

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Groot Begijnhof / Public domain

The Groot Begijnhof of Leuven is a well preserved beguinage and completely restored historical quarter containing a dozen streets in the south of downtown Leuven. About 3 hectares in size, with some 300 apartments in almost 100 houses, it is one of the largest remaining beguinages in the Low Countries. It stretches on both sides of the river Dijle, which splits into two canals inside the beguinage, thus forming an island. Three bridges connect the parts of the beguinage. The complete beguinage is owned by the University of Leuven and used as a campus, especially for housing academics.

Wikipedia: Groot Begijnhof, Leuven (EN)

2. Sint-Pieterskerk

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Saint Peter's Church in Leuven, Belgium, is a Roman Catholic church built in the 15th century in the Brabantine Gothic style. The church has a cruciform floor plan and a low bell tower that has never been completed. It is 93 metres (305 ft) long. It is located on the city's 'Grote Markt', opposite the Town Hall. In 1999, the belfry and bell tower of the church was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Belfries of Belgium and France site, in recognition of the civil importance and architecture of the belfries in the region.

Wikipedia: St. Peter's Church, Leuven (EN)

3. Museum M

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Museum M Wasily / Public domain

M – Museum Leuven or simply M is an art museum in the inner city of Leuven, Belgium, which was officially opened in 2009. The museum has a collection of some 46,000 works, which range from late-Gothic paintings and sculptures to 16th century local artists such as Jan Rombouts the Elder and Josse van der Baren to 19th-century paintings and sculptures by various Flemish masters including Constantin Meunier, Jef Lambeaux and George Minne.

Wikipedia: M – Museum Leuven (EN)

4. Amerikaans College

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Amerikaans College Original uploaded by IdahoUD (Transferred by Kvdh) / Public domain

The American College of the Immaculate Conception, or the American College of Louvain is a former Roman Catholic seminary in Leuven, Belgium. Founded in 1857, it was operated by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to prepare European priests for service in the United States and to provide a residence for Americans priests studying at the Catholic University of Louvain.

Wikipedia: American College of the Immaculate Conception (EN)

5. Sint-Kwintenskerk

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The Saint Quentin's Church or Sint-Kwintenskerk is a Roman Catholic church located at the Naamsestraat in Leuven, Belgium. Its exterior is mainly Gothic with a Baroque entrance portal. The interior contains Baroque choir stalls and altars. The church is named after the Saint Quentin, who is regarded in the Catholic faith as a protector against a wide range of contagious diseases.

Wikipedia: Saint Quentin's Church (EN)

6. Verloren Kosttoren

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The Tower of Verloren Kost (1463-1787), originally called the Great Tower, was the highest fortress tower of the outer city walls of Leuven (Belgium, province of Flemish Brabant. The name Verloren Kost comes from the heavy bill for the city of Leuven to build it. In the end, the tower, militarily speaking, hardly served.

Wikipedia: Verloren Kosttoren (NL)

7. Collegium Trilingue

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Collegium Trilingue cliché personnel / Public domain

The Collegium Trilingue, often also called Collegium trium linguarum, or, after its creator Collegium Buslidianum, was founded in 1517 under the patronage of the humanist, Hieronymus van Busleyden. The three languages taught were Latin, Greek and Hebrew. It is located in Leuven, Belgium.

Wikipedia: Collegium Trilingue (EN)

8. André Dumont

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Andr é dumont is a Belgian geologist and mining expert. He is from the Andr é-dumont family, the son of geologist Andr é hubert dumont, and a professor of geology and mining at Catholic University. He followed the guild lamb, whom he had once been an apprentice.

Wikipedia: André Dumont (mijnbouwkundige) (NL)

9. Fonske

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Fonske Juan V. Vera del Campo from Tarragona, Spain / CC BY-SA 2.0

In the principal's Somer Square, this statue is located in the center of the university town. His full name is fons sapienteae, the latin of the source of wisdom. This project is a Dutch work, which marks the 550th anniversary of Catholic University in 1975.

Wikipedia: Fonske (NL)

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