to Martin's Hotel Leuven
Martin's Klooster is idylically situated at the end of a picturesque cobbled street in the middle of Leuven’s historical center, on the so-called 's Hertogeneiland. A two-minute walk takes you right to the Oude Markt or the botanical garden. The hotel's history is a reflection of Leuven's rich past.
The monastery was built in 1531 to accommodate the rooms of Guy Morillon, Emperor Charles V's secretary. Afterwards, it became an Augustinian monastery, in whose hospice the sick and wounded were cared for and pilgrims could rest up for their pilgrimage to Compostela.
It was only at the start of the 21st century that the building rose from its ashes. The former monastery was converted into a "boutique hotel" with the fitting name Klooster Hotel. The hotel is beautifully located in the center of Leuven, at walking distance from the Oude Markt and the station.
In 2012, the original building was extended to its current 103 rooms, the three meeting rooms, the conference center and the Orangery. In Martin's Klooster, travellers find the exclusive elegance of a charm hotel.
A fascinating city brimming with culture and history
The city of Leuven is steeped in history, with its numerous abbeys and monasteries, the wonderful beguinage, the old churches and cemeteries of yore. But you can also stroll through its charming parks and gardens. Or delight in the delicious specialties on offer at the many restaurants and bistros. There are also several possibilites to play a round of golf. Leuven shows you a unique art of living, holding the middle ground between past and present.
Leuven takes pride in its architectural and cultural heritage, but at the same time, the student city is alive and kicking. The city has the large student population to thank for its bubbly dynamism. Leuven is not just home to the oldest university in the country, there are also countless cultural activities that attract the young and not so young to the city. The summer festivals (such as the famed Marktrock) are a great example of this.Local sights of special interest around Martin's Klooster