Leuven a city near Brussels

A small trip to Leuven Near Brussels.
Leuven is a wonderful city with beautiful Old town hall situated on the main market.

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Statues in canopied niches are distributed all over the building. The corbels supporting the statues are carved with Biblical scenes in high relief. While the niches and corbels are original with the building, the 236 statues themselves are relatively recent, dating from after 1850. Those of the first floor represent personages of importance in the local history of the city; those of the second, patron saints and symbolic figures; those of the third, the Counts of Leuven and Dukes of Brabant from various ages.

Its breathtaking. When you are standing there you feel extreme small

Leuven is a university city
40.000 students. You know how that looks like? well
riding on a bicycle , walking around from this college to that one. Its like ants.

And for the students they have ( haha) a place loaded with cafes and restaurants

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The Grand Béguinage of Leuven, or in Dutch Groot Begijnhof van Leuven is a well preserved and completely restored historical quarter containing a dozen of streets in the south of downtown Leuven. About 3 hectares (7.5 acres) in size, with some 300 apartments in almost 100 houses, it is one of the largest still existing beguinages in the Low Countries. The béguinage stretches on both sides of the river Dijle, which splits into two canals inside the béguinage, thus forming an island. Three bridges connect the parts of the beguinage. The complete béguinage is owned by the University of Leuven and used as a campus, especially for housing students and academic guests

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Wonderful Dijle as a ribbon between the houses.

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Leuven a city worth while visiting.

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17 Responses to Leuven a city near Brussels

  1. prenin says:

    Looks like a very nice place to live MJ! 🙂

    Love and huge hugs! 🙂

    Prenin.

    • chicasl10 says:

      its extreme difficult to live Ian
      40000 students riding bicycle and walking from ehre to there In weekend they go home most of the time so i think its peacefull then haha
      well they are young so life is awesome no!

      Huggy
      Mj

  2. You painted such an awesome image with your description and memories in addition to your great photos that I won’t worry about not being able to make the trip there anytime soon. hugs, Eddie

  3. Joe Cutler says:

    Enjoyable tour my friend!

  4. michiko says:

    The all distri buted all of the builoling 300 apartments in almost 100 house.
    Still exisisting blguon ages in the Low contries on both side of the river Dijle. A campus elspllially for housing students and ascademic gulrts.
    Leuven a city worth while visting.
    I love to see if I can going there …
    Michiko

  5. Linda says:

    Wonderful photos and tour. Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. The Emu says:

    A truely extraordinary city, absolutely spell binding.
    A city of some many students, the pictures are great, the one of the statues must be considered the best, it would take hours just to absorb the images of the biblical statues.
    Emu aka Ian

  7. Fascinating place and bursting with students by the sound of it! All good fun! Wolfie hugs 🙂

  8. Marko says:

    Have a happy Sunday and a successful new week

  9. I am enjoying my catch up again MJ.. and thank you for my trip around Brussels.. Love the narrow cobbled street.. 🙂 xxxx

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