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Leuven

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries. Like many destinations in Belgium, it's best to explore the city on bike. Its small historical center can easily be navigated during a day trip from Bruges or Brussels, but the bar and restaurant scene--which are active thanks to a creative student population--can entertain you for much longer. Itineraries in Leuven can include some remarkable gastronomical tours and even more intriguing pubs. Take a peek at our world travel planner: Leuven and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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Popular things to do in Leuven

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Town Hall (Stadhuis) ©
Architectural Building
Town Hall (Stadhuis)
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Groot Begijnhof ©
Architectural Building
Groot Begijnhof
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Old Market Square ©
Landmark
Old Market Square
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Botanical Garden Kruidtuin ©
Garden
Botanical Garden Kruidtuin
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Leuven

Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
History Museum
Memorial Waterloo 1815 Braine-l'Alleud
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Domaine Des Grottes De Han ©
Cave
Domaine Des Grottes De Han Han-sur-Lesse
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
Citadelle de Dinant ©
Historic Site
Citadelle de Dinant Dinant
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Walibi Belgium ©
Ride / Activity
Walibi Belgium Wavre
3.5
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Leuven

Saint Peter's Church Sint-Pieterskerk ©
Religious Site
Saint Peter's Church Sint-Pieterskerk
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
M - Museum Leuven ©
Specialty Museum
M - Museum Leuven
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Arenberg Castle ©
Castle
Arenberg Castle Heverlee
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Leuven Train Station
Architectural Building
Leuven Train Station
3.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Leuven

Chocolaterie Guy Raets-Putseys ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Chocolaterie Guy Raets-Putseys
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Antoine by Patrick Aubrion
Gift & Specialty Shop
Antoine by Patrick Aubrion
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Tartufo ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Tartufo
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bittersweet ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Bittersweet
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Leuven

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Abdij van Vlierbeek
Historic Site
Abdij van Vlierbeek
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sint-Antoniuskerk ©
Church
Sint-Antoniuskerk
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sint-Michielskerk ©
Church
Sint-Michielskerk
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes
klein Begijnhof ©
Religious Site
klein Begijnhof
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Leuven

Abdij van Park
Park
Abdij van Park Heverlee
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sint-Donatuspark ©
Park
Sint-Donatuspark
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

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