Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Flemish Brabant Province, Flanders, Belgium

🇧🇪 Sint-Pieters-Leeuw is a Dutch-speaking municipality of Belgium located in the province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Oudenaken, Ruisbroek, Sint-Laureins-Berchem, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw proper and Vlezenbeek. Sint-Pieters-Leeuw is located just outside the Brussels-Capital Region, in the Payottenland. The municipality is a blend of parks, castles, meadows and gardens with the Coloma park as its green heart. It is a mostly a residential community with largely preserved rural areas and some industrial zones.

The municipality is one of the largest municipalities in Flemish Brabant. The rural settlement grew into a major residential and professional community.

Economy Neuhaus, an international exporter of fine Belgian chocolate, is based in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, as well as Lindemans Brewery, a brewery that produces lambics, a distinctly Belgian type of beer.

Other companies with a headquarters or main plant in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw include Belle-Vue Brewery, Mercedes-Benz Truck Center, Vanden Borre, Printer Systems (Avery Dennison), a Material Plant and Reinforcement Steel Plant of Besix and DATS 24 (a subsidiary of Colruyt).

Tourist Industry Attractions include: • Coloma park with Coloma castle • Rose garden and rose museum: besides the castle, the Coloma park has gained significant tourist attraction by the creation in 1995 of the Coloma Rose Garden. In the centre of Sint-Pieters-Leeuw bloom over 3,000 rose varieties from 25 different countries for a combined total of 300,000 flowers. Today it has become one of the most colourful natural areas in the Green Belt surrounding Brussels. • The Sint-Pieters-Leeuw Tower, sometimes called the VRT-tower, is a 300 metre tall transmitter tower. Built in 1996, it is the tallest free standing structure in Belgium. • Witse-tree, a tree known for being used in the popular crime drama, Witse. • Castle of Klein-Bijgaarden, castle of the family Wittouck • Domain Groenenberg - Gaasbeek, castle and park • Zuunvallei, Natural landscape • Zobbroekvallei, Natural landscape • Hof ten Brukom • Hof ten Zellik • Castle of Rattendaal • Church of Our Lady • Rats Castle • Saint Peter's Church • Chapel of the Holy Cross • Chapel of Saint Magdalen • Chapel of Saint Roch

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Sint-Pieters-Leeuw has a population of over 34,025 people. Sint-Pieters-Leeuw also forms part of the wider Halle-Vilvoorde Arrondissement which has a population of over 627,247 people. Sint-Pieters-Leeuw is situated 5 km north-east of Halle.

Twin Towns, Sister Cities Sint-Pieters-Leeuw has links with: 🇩🇪 Altenahr, Germany; 🇳🇱 Someren, Netherlands.

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