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Vlierbeek Abbey

Abdij Vlierbeek 15, Leuven, Belgium
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Charming and peaceful historic space.

Took a day out with my family and friends here. A lovely spot to sit out in good weather and just... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Belfast, Canada
Gorgeous place to explore

I stumbled on this while living nearby in Leuven. It was a perfect place to ride a bike to and grab... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Liz J
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Abdij Vlierbeek 15, Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Took a day out with my family and friends here. A lovely spot to sit out in good weather and just enjoy the ambience of the location. The characterful pub in the grounds has a tremendous beer list (including an american IPA - bonus) and...More

Thank JimmyRiddle119
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I stumbled on this while living nearby in Leuven. It was a perfect place to ride a bike to and grab food at. There was a lot of history and it was very scenic. I'm definitely glad I found it.

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 13 September 2016

For tourists wanting to explore the surroundings of Leuven, a visit to the former Benedictine Abbey of Vlierbeek (“Abdij van Vlierbeek” in Dutch) is a rewarding option. You can cycle or walk (it’s about 2km from the railway station) or take bus 2 (Heverlee/Kessel-lo) from...More

1  Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The abbey was closed when we were there so we could only walk around and enjoy the setting.Terrace restaurant had extremely slow service but still enjoyable if not in a hurry. Walking through the cemetery also was interesting.

Thank vkbrennan
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This cafe is located on the Abbey premises. Parking is just outside and a few steps away. It is a true pub. Enjoyed some beers and went for the spareribs. Desserts are Big, had a sorbet with 4 scoops. Yummy.

Thank PoggiBonsi2012
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Excellent place to spend the evening of a warm day on a huge terrace in a beautiful and quiet atmosphere. Frequently visited by locals or by others after a bike or walk tours in the region. Pub is known for good spaghetti. Check opening hours.

Thank Geerhard J
Reviewed 21 January 2015

The Abbey and surrounding area make for a great bike trip out of Leuven. Combine this with a visit to the nearby provinciaal domein kessel-lo. There is also a network of bike trails in the surrounding area which take you through a mixture of fields...More

Thank Lando_H_Calrissian
Reviewed 24 October 2014

This abbey really keeps the ambiance of the old days! A nice place for drinking good belgian beers or for having a tasty lunch!

Thank Leyre Z
Reviewed 13 September 2013

the abbey is not that special but there is a pub on the terrain. they sell loads of Belgian quality beers. have a go at them, you'll remember ;-)

Thank Juan_and_Huong
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Beautiful white church (surely in summertime) . There is a small pub right in front. Continuous restauration guaranties that the good state will be preserved.

Thank Maarten V
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