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By bike or on foot

By bike

Cycling from the centre to the Abbey takes at least 15 minutes.

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On foot

The abbey site is a good half an hour’s walk from Leuven station or from the Grote Markt. You can enter the abbey site via the First Lions’ Gate, at the Geldenaaksebaan.

From the station:

  • Turn left when you exit the station
  • Follow Leuven’s ring to the Parkpoort
  • Turn left into the Geldenaaksebaan
  • Follow the Geldenaaksebaan (downhill) for approximately 1 km
  • After the railway bridge, turn left into the Abdijdreef

From the centre:

  • Take the Naamsestraat (uphill)
  • Turn left at Parkstraat
  • Cross at Leuven’s ring
  • Follow the Geldenaaksebaan (downhill) for approximately 1 km
  • After the railway bridge, turn left into the Abdijdreef
  • Tip: visit the Grand Beguinage on the way.
    Walk via the Oude Markt to the Schapenstraat and then toward Parkstraat