Innovations on the abbey site
Organic urban farming and education
Dating back to 1663, the abbey farm – complete with tithe barn, cow sheds and milking parlour – has been fully restored in 2021. City of Leuven municipality made the deliberate choice to retain the appearance and centuries-old functions of these buildings.
Stained glass windows: back from a long journey
In the Park Abbey, you can view authentic stained glass windows from the 17th century again. After some 200 years of being adrift, the windows have returned in the cloisters of the abbey.
The monastery library
The library has a 17th century stucco ceiling in relief, executed Jan-Christiaan Hansche.
The Peace carillon
Since November 11, 2018, the Peace Carillon has echoed across Park Abbey. Every Wednesday, carillonneur Luc Rombouts performs. The carillon is all about peace and reconciliation ...
Restoration of stucco ceilings completed
Jan Verbeke’s team spent months restoring the refectory of Park Abbey. They painstakingly restored the stucco ceilings that were created by artist Jan Christian Hansche...
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Restoration of the abbey
The City of Leuven has developed a masterplan for the restoration, design, repurposing and opening up of the abbey in 2012. Many buildings on the abbey site have been restored. The restoration campaign will be completed in 2025.