Introduction

Leuven Travel Blog

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City view
Leuven is a beautiful city, best known for its university, the remarkable architecture, and Stella Artois. It is quite small, and I guess that's why most tourists leave it alone. Indeed, when you only have a few days to spend in Belgium, you better visit Antwerp, Brugge and Brussels. But if you got some more time and you'd like to get away from the big cities, Leuven is a great choice.

Though it is quite small (you can perfectly walk from one interesting place to another), you'll find many shops, café's, restaurants, cultural activities and tourist attractions here. And because of the many students hanging around, nightlife as well is vivid and much fun.

Vince (VPedicino) has described Leuven as followed in his blog: "What a cute little town! It is was what most Americans think of when they think of when they imagine a smallish European city.
Groot begijnhof
Cobblestone streets, cafes all over, pigeons, old churches, a beautiful city hall, etc. It was nice." I can not confirm since I'm not an American and basically used to cobblestones, pigeons, old buildings and cafés, but the description is correct allright :)

I've written this blog to unite all the reviews I post about Leuven. I write about the places I like most, but ofcourse there are many more things to see, places to stay, etc. So if you have any special interests or questions, just send me a message!

By the way we had a wonderful February winters day yesterday so I went out with my camera and replaced the previous pics by ones I made myself. Enjoy!
Pearl510 says:
YES :)
Posted on: Feb 25, 2010
Lord_Mike says:
So, you live in the town that produces my beloved Stella Artois!!!
Posted on: Feb 24, 2010
aoisoba says:
well written!!
Posted on: Feb 10, 2008
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City view
City view
Groot begijnhof
Groot begijnhof
Klein begijnhof
"Klein begijnhof"
Groot begijnhof
Groot begijnhof
Mechelsestraat
Mechelsestraat
Square at the station
Square at the station
Old hotel at the station square
Old hotel at the station square
War-memorial monument at the squar…
War-memorial monument at the squa…
Trainstation
Trainstation
Busstation
Busstation
Busstation
Busstation
Tower of the University Library
Tower of the University Library
Ladeuzeplein: The library
Ladeuzeplein: The library
The Beatle by Jan Fabre
"The Beatle" by Jan Fabre
Schoolgirl selling flowers
Schoolgirl selling flowers
Mmmm, Crocantino-waffles. They are…
Mmmm, Crocantino-waffles. They ar…
Grand place
Grand place
Grand place
Grand place
Grand place
Grand place
Klein begijnhof
"Klein begijnhof"
Klein begijnhof
"Klein begijnhof"
Little garden in the Groot begijnh…
Little garden in the Groot begijn…
Groot begijnhof
Groot begijnhof
Cobblestones :)
Cobblestones :)
Wolvenpad
Wolvenpad
Madonna looking out over the harbor
Madonna looking out over the harbor
Old factory
Old factory
Old factory
Old factory
Old factory at De Vaartkom
Old factory at De Vaartkom
Old factory at De Vaartkom
Old factory at De Vaartkom
Old Stella building
Old Stella building
Fisherman
Fisherman
One of the new Inbev building
One of the new Inbev building
STELLA !!!
STELLA !!!
The old market is where you go f…
The "old market" is where you go …
Leuven General Tips & Advice review
For anyone visiting Leuven these websites could be really helpful. Most of the links below are part of the first website reviewed, since this one is t… read entire review
Leuven
photo by: Chokk