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News & stories about Park Abbey

Visitors about Park Abbey: Karen

Iemand leest aan de vijver van de Abdij van Park

Karen often takes a stack of books with her to the Park Abbey. “I thinks it’s the idyllic place to devour a book. It is absolutely silent, letting you get fully immersed in the story.”

Visitors about the abbey: Jana

Jana op de abdijsite

When she was a student, Jana, 25, was introduced to the Abbey by her boyfriend. Park Abbey is where Jana goes to find peace and quiet. “It’s close to the city, yet the city feels very far away. Here you can forget the pressures of daily life for a little while.”

Locals about Park Abbey: Sarah

Sarah Currinckx

Sarah, 25, thinks Park Abbey is a fantastic place to spend time. She not only comes here to jog with her boyfriend, but also to simply relax. “If you visit the abbey often enough, you’ll see that the seasons are clearly defined here!”

Abbey news: croaking frogs

Groene kikker

The water frogs at pond 4, which borders on the Norbertijnenweg, are giving it their all. We headed on over and recorded the impressive sounds.

Locals about Park Abbey: Sofie

Sofie en familie

Sofie and her family live close to the Abdij van Park. “We’re really city people, but very much enjoy wandering around the Abbey. We particularly enjoy the peace and quiet and historic feel.”

Visitors about the abbey: Chantale

Chantale & Johnny in de Abdij van Park

Amateur photographer Chantale (48) comes to the Abbey site. “The way the light falls on the Park Abbey is particularly beautiful. When you go for a walk there, you constantly have something different in your line of view.”

Locals about the abbey: City bee-keeper Staf

Stadsimker Staf in de bijenhal

Staf Kamers installed his first hives at the abbey's tithe barn in the 1980s. Now there is a beautiful, modern bee shed with 15 to 20 hives. “Park Abbey is a fantastic biotope for bees”, says the city bee-keeper.

Resident of the abbey: Father Filip

Pater Filip in de abdijkerk

Filip Noël, a monk and financial administrator at Abdij van Park, still lives together with four Norbertine monks at the abbey. “If we weren’t here, it would just be an old abbey.”

Locals about Park Abbey: Sven

Wielertoeristen in de Abdij van Park

Cyclist Sven often passes through Park Abbey. “There is nothing that gets on your nerves at the abbey: no traffic, no ugly buildings along the road… Being there makes me feel truly happy.”

Visitors about Park Abbey: Manuel & Leilani

Manuel aan de Abdij van Park

Manuel, 29, from the Netherlands visited Park Abbey together with his girlfriend, Leilani, 25. “We fully enjoyed the ambiance of the Abbey. There’s nothing like it in Amsterdam.”

Locals about Park Abbey: Asli

Asli at Park Abbey

Asli is a fervent visitor of parks all over the world. The Park Abbey has a special place in her heart. “You can admire the beauty of nature at the abbey. I love the historic, mystical atmosphere that surrounds the abbey.”

Locals about Park Abbey: Mano

Abdij van Park | Mano

Mano Jai (23) got to know the abbey as a student. “In my third year I chanced upon the abbey. Suddenly I was surrounded by green splendour! I am a nature lover and fell in love instantly.”

Locals about Park Abbey: Raf

Abdij van Park | Raf

Raf (42) regularly runs around Park Abbey. In September he even did that every day for the #3030 challenge. But Raf enjoys the beautiful natural splendour on and around the site even more. “It is a unique area.”

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Abdij van Park 7
3001 Leuven