Details for your Walking Sightseeing Tour in Leuven, Belgium

Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 2.6 km
Ascend 20 m
Descend 29 m

Your chosen free self-guided walking sightseeing tour is located in Leuven, Belgium. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions including their details.

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Sight 1: 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.

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arrow down foot steps 212 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: 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.

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arrow down foot steps 129 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: 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.

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arrow down foot steps 163 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Vrijheidsboom

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Vrijheidsboom Detroit Publishing Co., catalogue J, foreign section. Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, c1905. / Public domain

This article covers the history from Folding to 1968.

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arrow down foot steps 539 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Sint-Geertruiabdij

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Sint-Geertruiabdij Antonius Sanderus / Public domain

Notre Dame Abbey is the regular cannon fodder monastery in the Belgian city of St. Augustine in mid-March, close to the Church of the Communion.

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arrow down foot steps 137 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: SInt-Geertruikerk

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SInt-Geertruikerk Antonius Sanderus / Public domain

Notre Dame Abbey is the regular cannon fodder monastery in the Belgian city of St. Augustine in mid-March, close to the Church of the Communion.

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arrow down foot steps 884 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 7: Sint-Jacobskerk

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The Sint-Jacobskerk is a church in the Belgian city of Leuven.

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arrow down foot steps 515 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 8: Stedelijke kruidtuin

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The Hortus Botanicus Lovaniensis is a botanical garden in Leuven, Belgium, dating from 1738. It is situated in the city centre and has an extent of 2.2 hectares.

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Disclaimer Please be aware of your surroundings and do not enter private property. We are not liable for any damages that occur during the tours.

Why Visit Sights? Self-guided sightseeing tours are a free and safe alternative to bus tours. You can explore Leuven at your own pace, any time! Also you are doing something good for your health by walking.

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