Saint Peter's Church

In 2020, the completely restored Saint Peter’s Church launched a new visitors experience. Discover a unique collection of art treasures still in their original, historic setting. These works of art are brought to life as part of an innovative experience via a tablet or the award winning hololens.

Award winning hololens

The device looks somewhat like a light, streamlined helmet-with-glasses. The helmet part comes with a computer, speakers and all sorts of built-in cameras, projection lenses and sensors. It is possible to project 3D images onto the glasses. You see these images in addition to the normal image of the setting you are in.

Family experience

No interest in digital innovation? There is also a visitor guide available, as well as two self-guided family tours: one for children from age 4 and one for children from age 8.

Visit the church and its treasures in 360°

Winter Season Leuven 2023 • Christmas concerts Currende

Six singers and six musicians sing and play Austrian music from the 16th to the 19th century. An hour of delightful music, in a warm church.
14, 21, 28 & 29 December 2023 • 18:00Tickets

Discover Winter Season 2023

'The Last Supper' by Dieric Bouts

Dieric Bouts (ca. 1410-1475), who might be mentioned in the same breath as Jan Van Eyck or Rogier Van der Weyden, was one of the Flemish Primitives and city painter of Leuven. His masterpiece ‘The Last Supper' is the outstanding artwork of the church. It is still located in the chapel for which it was painted almost 600 years ago. Mixed reality brings Bouts' triptych truly to life.

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Bouts 2023. New Horizons in Leuven

In the autumn of 2023, the ‘New Horizons’ city festival will lead us into the world of Dieric Bouts, undoubtedly Leuven’s most important painter.

From 11th September 2023, 'The Last Supper' will be moved to museum M Leuven for the exhibition Dieric Bouts. Creator of images.

Visit the church and her treasures in 360°

Saint Peter's Church

Other highlights of the church are ‘The Martyrdom of Saint Erasmus’, also painted by Dieric Bouts, and the 'Edelheere Triptych'. But also the 'Triumphal Cross' by Jan Borman, the tomb of Henry I and the chapel of ‘Proud Margaret’ each have a place in the complete experience. Discover the fascinating stories of this magnificent church, its art treasures and the vibrant Leuven of the past and present.

The 15th-century Saint Peter’s Church is a classic example of Late Gothic architecture. Outside, you can clearly see the towers have never been completed due to an unstable soil. The church with belfry was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage in 1999.

    Opening hours & tickets

    Visit Saint Peter's Church

    • 10:00-16:30
      Sundays: 11:00-16:30

      01.10-31.03: closed on Wednesdays
    • Free entrance

    Digital experiences | By reservation only, pick up at the reception desk:


    • Visitor's guide: 5 euro
    • Family tour: 5 euro


    • The unique HoloLens is a must! These mixed-reality glasses really bring the works of art in the church to life.
    • Food & drinks in the neighbourhood: surrounded by streets and squares with restaurants and cafés

    How to get there?

    • Address: Grote Markt, 3000 Leuven • location on map
    • By bus
      Bus stop Rector De Somerplein
      All busses in direction of the city centre
      Route planner
    • On foot or by bike
      Distance from the train station: 1,1 km
      Distance from Visit Leuven, Naamsestraat 3: 75 m
    • By car
      Parkings in the neighbourhood: Ladeuzeplein & Heilig Hart


    • Fully accessible

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