One of the most beautiful abbeys is the Norbertine Park Abbey. It is a wonderful place to go jogging or walking in the open air with farmland, alleys, ponds and pastures all around. The domain is not just a green lung, it also represents a fine piece of history. Since Godfry I, landgrave of Brabant, offered his reserve to the Norbertines of Laon Abbey in Northern France in 1129 it has been inhabited by Norbertines for an almost uninterrupted period.
The original layout of the site has also been well preserved. A characteristic is PARCUM, a dialogue museum for religion, art and culture & the archive, a valuable collection of books and prints and an extensive art collection.
Opening hours & tickets
- More information about opening hours & visits (Park Abbey & PARCUM) can be found on this website
- Discover all the activities at the abbey site
- Don’t forget to visit the library at its beautiful stucco.
- Food & drinks in the neighbourhood: De Abdijmolen
How to get there?
- Address: Abdij van Park, 3001 Leuven (Heverlee) • location on map
- By bus
Bus stop Abdij van Park • Bus: 4, 5, 6, 597, 630
- On foot or by bike
Distance from the train station: 2,4 km
Distance from Visit Leuven, Naamsestraat 3: 2,2 km
- By car
Parkings in the neighbourhood: Philipssite & Park Abbey (Neerhof, 2 hours with blue disk)
- Accessible (attention: cobblestones)