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Leuven Off The Beaten Path: 54 reviews and 71 photos

  Back side of the Roman Chapel
by Christophe_Ons

Only steps from where the river Dyle crosses Brusselsestraat, you'll see a chapel and a gate leading to a small square. The entire site was restored in 1999 and appointed to the Cultural Center and the Youth Service of the city. It comprises three parts :

The Wagehuys (Carriage House) currently serves as a 174-seat theater where the Cultural Center of Leuven (30CC) stages plays, ceremonies, etc ... the entrance to the foyer is in the back, to the right of the small square between the chapel and houses.

The adjacent chapel of the Romaanse Poort (Roman Gate) used to be part of a convent and is currently being used for concerts and exhibits, by 30CC as well. The entrance is nearly a thousand years old - it dates back to the 12th century.

The houses of the convent is where the Youth Meeting Service of Leuven is located - children's parties and other activities are held here.

It's worth taking a stroll across the square, and to the back side of the chapel.

Directions : from the center facing the town hall, walk down Brusselsestraat (on your right) until you cross the river Dyle, the site is ca. 200m further, to your left.

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  • Updated Aug 5, 2005
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