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Dieric Bouts in Saint Peter's Church

Saint Peter's Church

Sint-Pieterskerk

This 15th-century church is a classic example of Late Gothic architecture.
Outside, you can clearly see the towers have never been completed due to an unstable soil.

In 1980, the impressive ambulatory turned into a museum housing numerous statues, paintings and a collection of gold and silver pieces such as reliquaries, monstrances and chalices. Due to renovation of the ambulatory, 'The Last Supper' and other (master)pieces are moved to the Saint Peter's Church.

The church with belfry was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage in 1999.

'The Last Supper' by Dieric Bouts

'Het Laatste Avondmaal' - Dirk Bouts

'The Last Supper', painted by Dieric Bouts between 1464 en 1468, is an absolute masterpiece. 
It is the only painting that is still in its original location. 
Dieric Bouts was one of the Flemish Primitives and was also known as ‘the painter of silence’. 

Attention
The museum section is currently closed due to renovation.
In March 2020, the church will launch a new visitors experience.
The church will stay open (free of charge) during the renovation.

    Practical info

      • 01.04 - 30.09
        • Every day: 10:00-16:30
        • Sundays: 11:00-16:30
      • 01.10 - 31.03
        • Every day: 10:00-16:30
        • Sundays: 11:00-16:30
        • Wednesdays: closed
           
      • Sint-Pieterskerk | Grote Markt, 3000 Leuven
      • Free entrance