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Park Abbey

Stained glass windows
Jan de Caumont
Vlaamse Meesters in Situ Parkabdij Heverlee

Between 1635 and 1644, Leuven glazier Jan de Caumont made 41 stained glass windows for the bays of the four ambulatories at the abbey church. Each window depicts a scene from the life of Norbert of Xanten and bears the abbey’s motto Ne quid nimis (Nothing too much), a saying that expresses the essence of monastery life to the canons. All windows also bear the abbey’s emblem: the so-called ‘park flower’.

Park Abbey

This Norbertine abbey is not only a place of peace and quiet excellent for a walk amongst its parkland, tree-lined avenues, ponds and meadows, it is also a valuable heritage site with a captivating history. The refurbished halls of the abbey have housed PARCUM since 2017, a museum that puts on themed exhibitions on the crossroads between religion, art and culture, often showing pieces from churches, abbeys and monasteries that have never been on display before.

Abdij van Park 1
From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Closed on Mondays and public holidays.