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Sint-Jan-de-Doperkerk (Saint John the Baptist Church) is situated within the Groot Begijnhof.

The construction of the current Early Gothic church was started in  1305 and was completed between 1421 and 1468. The Saint John the Baptist Church is built in the local Rural Gothic style of Leuven but also has several Roman chatacteristics, such as heavy [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 17th 2015

Founded in around 1230, the Groot Gegijnhof was one one of the largest beguinages in Belgium and home to several hundred beguines. The complex of 72 charming red-brick cottages, dating mostly from the 17th century, is set around grassy squares and cobbled streets near the River Dijle. The university in Leuven bought it in 1962 [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jul 16th 2015