Park Abbey

At one time, Park Abbey was one of the foremost abbeys in the Southern Netherlands. Nowadays it is the best-preserved abbey in Belgium. A green oasis on the city’s fringe, where the land and the abbey buildings tell a fascinating story.

The abbey’s historic halls were restored recently. Immerse yourself in the history and philosophy of the abbey and the Norbertine Order. The showpieces are the unique stucco ceilings in the library and the cloister aisle with 20 virtuoso reinstalled glass-in-lead panels from the 17th century. Visit the heart of Park Abbey in the PARCUM museum, a dialogue museum for religion, art and culture.


  • A visit to the abbey site itself is free; you only pay for a visit to the buildings.
  • Don’t forget to visit the library at its beautiful stucco.
  • Be sure to pass by the unique sound artwork Silentii.
  • Food & drinks in the neighbourhood: De Abdijmolen.
AttentionVisit the Town Hall, the University Library & Tower and M Leuven or Park Abbey at a favourable rate with the ILUVLeuven Ticket


  • More information about opening hours & visits (Park Abbey & PARCUM) can be found on this website
  • Discover all the activities at the abbey site

Plan your visit

How to get there?

  • Address: Abdij van Park, 3001 Leuven (Heverlee) • location on map
  • By bus
    Bus stop Abdij van Park • Bus: 4, 5, 6, 597, 630
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  • On foot or by bike
    Distance from the train station: 2,4 km
    Distance from Visit Leuven, Naamsestraat 3: 2,2 km
  • By car
    Parkings in the neighbourhood: Philipssite & Park Abbey (Neerhof, 2 hours with blue disk)


  • Accessible (attention: cobblestones)

Flemish Masters in Situ

This abbey is part of the “Masters in Imagination” tourist route. In and around Leuven, seven religious heritage sites open their doors as part of 'Flemish Masters in Situ'. Come face to face with hidden and sometimes forgotten religious heritage gems, put on your headphones and let yourself be carried away by a titillating story.

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