‘The Last Supper’ in Saint Peter's Church

Saint Peter's Church


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’. 

The museum section is currently closed due to renovation..
Some masterpieces, including 'The Last Supper', are moved to the church itself. 

The church will launch a new visitors experience in 2020.
The church will stay open (free of charge) during the renovation. 

Tip: On Tuesdays and Thursdays (from 20.06, 10:00-16:00), until the end of July, you can attend the restoration of "The Torture of Saint Erasmus" by Bouts. Also on 16.06 & 20.07.

    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