Things to do in Arenberg Castle
Arenberg Castle is a popular destination located on the outskirts of Leuven, Belgium. Get ready to admire Renaissance architecture, intricate stonework and turrets – surrounded by peaceful gardens. Originally built in the late 16th century, the castle has been owned by the d'Arenberg family for over 500 years and today it houses the faculty of engineering at KU Leuven University. It’s a great spot to delve into history and architecture or to enjoy some peace outside the city.
Inside the castle, you can explore an impressive collection of rooms, artworks and over 200,000 rare books and manuscripts in the library. History lovers can dive into the Arenbery archives to learn more about the family and Leuven’s past. Don’t miss out on the chapel with its ornate altar and stained glass windows.
Before you leave, enjoy your daily dose of nature in the gardens. With a pond, paths, fountains and flowers, it’s a great spot to enjoy a peaceful walk. With the castles’ picturesque setting and impressive architecture, it’s easy to see why Arenberg is a popular venue for weddings as well as cultural events including concerts, exhibitions and lectures. Check to see what’s on before your trip.
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