Museum abbey van Park Leuven

The abbey van Park is one of the few abbey's that's left in the green agglomeration of Leuven. The abbey is build by the Norbertijnen monks in 1129 and  is surrounded by ponds, a Stunning gateway, a water mill and barn.


Aldo there are still monks living in the abbey, the building was too big to keep it as an abbey alone. So the city of Leuven and the community of Heverlee decided to start a museum in the not used section of the premises. The museum is open sinds 2009 and is dedicated to the history of Catholic life in Flanders.


You can find the abbey and its museum at this address: Abdij van Park 7, Heverlee.

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