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Explore interesting sights in Leuven, Belgium. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Leuven, Belgium.Sightseeing Tours in Leuven
1. 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.
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.
3. Museum M
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.
4. 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.
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.
6. Collegium Trilingue
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 was the model for the Collège de France founded in 1530. It is located in Leuven, Belgium.
7. De Grote Spui
The Volmolen was a water-powered voldersmolen, located where the Dijle flows into Leuven. Both the Volmolenbrug and the Volmolenlaan were named after it. It was built on the lock complex De Grote Spui, one of the two water gates of the fourteenth-century city walls. It is the only remaining structure of this seven-kilometer-long wall.
The Fonske is a statue in the centre of the university city of Leuven, on the Rector De Somerplein. His full name is Fons Sapientiae, Latin for Source of Wisdom. The Fonske is one of the works of Jef Claerhout and was donated to the city on the occasion of the 550th anniversary of the Catholic University of Leuven in 1975.
9. Verloren Kosttoren
The Tower of Verloren Kost (1463-1787), originally called Grote Toren, 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, militarily speaking, the tower hardly served.
10. André Dumont
André Dumont was a Belgian geologist and miningist. He was a descendant of the genus André-Dumont and a son of geologist André Hubert Dumont and professor of Geology and Mining at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He succeeded Guillaume Lambert from whom he had also been a student.
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.
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