Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #3 in Leuven, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 2.5 km
Ascend 36 m
Descend 44 m

Explore Leuven in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Leuven

Sight 1: 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

357 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: 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

449 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: 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

1094 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 4: 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

408 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Arenbergkasteel

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Arenberg Castle is a Flemish Renaissance style château in Heverlee, close to Leuven, Belgium. It is surrounded by a park.

Wikipedia: Kasteel van Arenberg (EN), Heritage Website

205 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: 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


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