Wilsele

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Saint-Martinus church in Wilsele

Wilsele is a part of the city of Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium.

The Canal Leuven-Dijle which runs from Leuven to Mechelen passes through Wilsele and separates this part of Leuven into two parts: Wilsele-Dorp (Wilsele-Village) and Wilsele-Putkapel. Due to the physical separation, both parts have gone their own way for many years. Only recently Leuven has opened a bridge over the canal.

Right in the middle between Wilsele-Dorp and Wilsele-Putkapel is the centre area of Wilsele: here one finds the partial town hall, subsidiary site of the city library and police, as well as a sports and cultural centre. Also the presence of the Centrumstraat (Centre Street) opposite to the town hall is a witness of the past of this part as the village centre.

Part of Wilsele is located on the Keizersberg ("Emperor's Hill") or Boellenberg. The Keizersberg is the site of a beautiful abbey.[1] The abbey houses many students from Leuven.

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Media related to Wilsele at Wikimedia Commons Coordinates: 50°54′N 4°42′E / 50.900°N 4.700°E / 50.900; 4.700