Abdij van Park (The Norbertine Park Abbey)is an abbey in Belgium, at Heverlee just south of Leuven, in Flemish Brabant.
Around 1100 the south-eastern border of Leuven was mainly woodland. This is where the Duke of Brabant, who had chosen Leuven as his residence, had his hunting ground.
In 1129 Duke Geoffrey the Bearded bestowed this hunting ground onto the Premonstratiensens of Laon, in the North of France. This new institution rapidly became successful and in the Middle Ages became an important spiritual centre.
It's still a good place for a walk!
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