Leuven – home to one of Europe’s oldest and most important universities | Belgium

Leuven is a university town, a students’ haven. It’s close to Brussels, the national airport and two international motorways. It’s also a place where history, culture, architecture, gastronomy and modern science flourish.

If you wanted somewhere convenient, unusual and interesting, Leuven is the place to go. There is so much to do in this town, especially if you’re interested in architecture, art or food.

Leuven is famous for its gastronomic tours and it’s beer; the range of restaurants to be found in the town means that any foodie will almost certainly find something to make their mouths water. The central square in Leuven is jam-packed with delicious bars and cafes.

Leuven Town Hall photo
Photo by Frank Smout

Leuven Town Hall, Belgium

For sightseers, you could pay a visit to the breathtaking Gothic Town Hall or take in the understated splendour of Saint-Peter’s Church. There are a total of four abbeys to visit in the town, as well as a British Military Cemetery.

Saint Peter Church Belgium photo
Photo by jackfre2

Saint Peter’s Church (Sint-Pieterskerk) of Leuven, Belgium

If you want something a little less morbid, there is a beautiful botanical garden to see and a variety of beautiful parks, gardens and forests to stroll through.

If you’re interested in learning something about the beautiful town you’re visiting, there’s a total of six museums to wander through.

If you just don’t know where to start, you can book a guided tour of Leuven — although you must book at least three weeks in advance. Leuven is truly an exciting, vibrant town, packed with things to do, places to see and ways to enjoy yourself and relax.

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  1. India Travel

    nice posting about a nice city of Belgium