Park Abbey is an exceptionally well preserved 12th-century heritage site on the outskirts of Leuven, surrounded by green space.
Things to do
On Sunday 9 July, Abdij van Park and the city of Leuven organise 'PARK', a festival that introduces visitors to music from all over the world. The programme consists of soft listening music, upbeat festive music and unique creations inspired by Park Abbey where the festival will take place.
Expo 'Born in images'
This exhibition takes us through the history of the image: from the first Christian images – abstract symbols – to the hundreds of portraits of Christ from the 16th century and later, and all of this in dialogue with the image – or rather lack of it – in Judaism and Islam.
Beyond belief, you might say. Discover the origins of ‘hocus-pocus’, Saint-John’s wort, the unicorn, the Christmas tree, hearts on Saint-Valentine’s Day and pumpkins on Halloween. Be amazed by the myriad of present-day examples.
About Park Abbey
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.