The Great Beguinage of Leuven

the Great Beguinage of Leuven

the Great Beguinage of Leuven

the Great Beguinage of Leuven

the Great Beguinage of Leuven


the Great Beguinage of Leuven

the Great Beguinage of Leuven

the Great Beguinage of Leuven

the Great Beguinage of LeuvenThe Great Beguinage of Leuven was founded in the 13th century. It was a place where only unmarried women were allowed to live who dedicated their life to God. In 1962 when the its function had ended for a long time the beguinage was bought by the University of Leuven. After the 16th and 17th century houses were renovated, they were used as flats for students and academic staff. The beguinage is one of the largest still existing beguinages in the Low Countries and has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.



Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We are a family of 5 from Belgium. We love travelling and discovering new places in Europe. I hope we can inspire you for your holiday in Europe. Have a look at our destinations so far and feel free to ask any additional info of the places we visited.

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