Leuven is surrounded by forests, parks and abbeys. In fact, there are four abbeys well worth the visit. Two in the town and two in the surrounding area. Experience the tranquility of an abbey in the middle of the green belt. The Arenberg castle, which belonged to a noble family, is now integrated into the University campus of Arenberg. Belgium was a battlefield during World Wars I and II. There are many cemeteries where loved ones from different countries are buried and remembered. Many attractive walks and discovery tours can also be organized in the areas surrounding Leuven.

Surprising encounters with the Arenbergs

Park Abbey in Heverlee (Norbertines)

Abbey of Vlierbeek (Benedictines) in Kessel-Lo