The exhibition can be visited as from 10.07. Admittance to the church is free. A maximum of 70 people may visit the church at any one time. If you would like to try the digital experience, you must book a timeslot in advance.
Just around the corner from M Leuven, the restored St Peter’s Church will soon be the setting for a new sensory experience. M will guide you through the fascinating story of this Gothic church and help you renew your acquaintance with its art treasures: outstanding works by Flemish Masters in their authentic context. ‘Mixed Reality’ will bring Dieric Bouts’ Last Supper truly to life and let you discover a vibrant Leuven, past and present.
Admittance to Saint Peter’s Church is free and you can immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this gothic church. We allow a maximum of 70 people into the church at a time to ensure a safe visit. The visitor guide is available for purchase, but a timeslot for the digital experience on tablet must be booked in advance.
The restored St Peter’s Church is the setting for an experience that touches all the senses. Immerse yourself in the fascinating story of this Gothic church and renew your acquaintance with its art treasures: outstanding works by Flemish Masters in their authentic context. ‘Mixed Reality’ brings Dieric Bouts’ Last Supper to life and lets you discover the vibrant Leuven of the past and present.
Dieric Bouts (ca. 1410-1475), who might be mentioned in the same breath as Jan Van Eyck or Rogier Van der Weyden, was one of the most important Flemish Masters. Of Dutch origins, he settles in Leuven, was married here in 1448 and lived here until his death. Two of his iconic masterpieces, 'The Last Supper’ and ‘The Martyrdom of Saint Erasmus’, were painted in Leuven, and the works can still be seen in their original setting to this day. Although it was not yet universally known at that time, the art-historical value of ‘The Last Supper’ is so great that the work has become an absolute must-see for international art lovers.