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


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Welcome to your journey through the most beautiful sights in Leuven, Belgium! Whether you want to discover the city's historical treasures or experience its modern highlights, you'll find everything your heart desires here. Be inspired by our selection and plan your unforgettable adventure in Leuven. Dive into the diversity of this fascinating city and discover everything it has to offer.

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1. American College

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American College

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), Heritage Website

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), Heritage Website

3. Collegium Trilingue

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Collegium Trilingue

The Collegium Trilingue, often also called Collegium trium linguarum, or, after its creator Collegium Buslidianum, is a university that was founded in 1517 under the patronage of the humanist, Hieronymus van Busleyden. The three languages taught were Latin, Greek and Hebrew. It was the model for the Collège de France founded in 1530. It is located in Leuven, Belgium.

Wikipedia: Collegium Trilingue (EN), Heritage Website

4. Great Beguinage

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Great Beguinage

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), Website

5. André Dumont

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André Dumont was a Belgian geologist and mining engineer. He was a descendant of the André-Dumont family and a son of the geologist André Hubert Dumont and professor of geology and mining at the Catholic University of Leuven. He succeeded Guillaume Lambert, of whom he had also been a pupil.

Wikipedia: André Dumont (mijnbouwkundige) (NL)

6. M-Museum

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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), Website

7. S.R.O. Oude Molen

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S.R.O. Oude Molen Angel Oswaldo Vázquez Patiño / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Arenberg watermill is an old, protected watermill on the Dyle, located on the grounds of the castle of Arenberg in Heverlee. The mill is of the undershot mill type: the water flows under the wheel.

Wikipedia: Watermolen Arenberg (NL), Heritage Website

8. 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), Heritage Website

9. De Grote Spui

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The Volmolen was a water-powered fulling mill, located where the Dyle flows into Leuven. Both the Volmolenbrug and the Volmolenlaan were named after it. It was built on the De Grote Spui lock complex, one of the two water gates of the fourteenth-century city walls. It is the only remaining structure of this seven-kilometre-long rampart.

Wikipedia: Volmolen (Leuven) (NL), Website, Heritage Website

10. Verloren Kosttoren

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The Tower of Lost Cost (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 invoice for the city of Leuven to build it. In the end, militarily speaking, the tower hardly served.

Wikipedia: Verloren Kosttoren (NL), Heritage Website

11. Sint-Geertruiabdij

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St Gertrude's Abbey is a complex of former monastic buildings in Leuven, Belgium. An Augustinian priory founded in 1206 was suppressed in 1797. After restoration, the monastic buildings were used between 1917 and 1968 by Benedictine nuns as a house of studies and student residence.

Wikipedia: St Gertrude's Abbey, Leuven (EN)

12. Sint-Lambertuskapel

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The St. Lambert's Chapel in the town of Heverlee, city of Leuven (Belgium), is located in the Arenberg Castle Park. The chapel functioned for the sub-parish of Heverlee, which depended on the Sint-Anna parish of Oud-Heverlee.

Wikipedia: Sint-Lambertuskapel (Heverlee) (NL), Heritage Website


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