Things to see and do - Louvain
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Louvain Travel guide
Louvain : Michelin's recommendations
Leuven owes its prominence to its university, Belgium’s oldest. Its students and student life give the place a unique feel. Capital of the recently created province of Flemish Brabant, Leuven is also known for its beer, brewed here since the 14C. Its illustrious past is reflected by the numerous fine monuments such as its town hall.
Tourist attractions Louvain : Things to see and do
Naamsestraat B - 3000 Leuven
This 15C Flamboyant Gothic building needs to be studied from a distance to appreciate its vertical lines; like an elegantly chiselled stone reliquary. The niches were given new statues in the 19C. Inside, several works by Constantin Meunier are exhib..
Grote-Markt 1 B - 3000 Leuven
Sint Pieterskerk houses this museum stacked with masterpieces, including the Last Supper altarpiece by Dirk Bouts (1467), a small copy of the Descent from the Cross by Van der Weyden (1440) and an outstanding 13C wooden Head of Christ called "of..
Schapenstraat B - 3000 Leuven
Originally, this Beguine convent (founded c 1230) included the district near the church. It was extended to 6 ha in the 17C and is the largest Beguine convent in Belgium. It was purchased by the university in 1962 and now accommodates students and le..
Sint Michielsstraat 5 B - 3000 Leuven
Set in the centre of Leuven, this 3-star hotel offers rooms with an elegant décor and free Wi-Fi. The Grote Markt, with the St. Peter’s Church and Gothic-style Town Hall, is a 5-minute walk away. Rooms at De Pastorij come with a TV and tea and coffe..
Alfons Smetsplein 7 B - 3000 Leuven
Located right in Leuven's historical centre, pentahotel Leuven features a fitness centre and an on-site bar, and provides guests with laundry services, meeting facilities and free WiFi in public areas. Rooms at pentahotel Leuven are air conditioned ..
Bondgenotenlaan 20 B - 3000 Leuven
Located in Leuven's city centre, Theater Hotel Leuven Centrum features an on-site bar and a restaurant, and offers rooms with free WiFi and flat-screen TV. Leuven's Central Market Square is 250 metres away. Rooms at the hotel come with a seating are..
Muntstraat 36 B - 3000 Leuven
One of many restaurants that are dotted along this pedestrian street, the Trente is particularly worthy of mention for its trendy decor and, more importantly, for its fine cuisine. This subtly offers a new take on traditional recipes and offers some ..
St-Jansbergsesteenweg 171 B - 3001 Heverlee
This restaurant offers a designer interior, modern terrace overlooking the fields, and fine creative cuisine - designed by brothers. Don't fall into the trap of eating too many of the delicious homemade rolls at the beginning of the meal! Astutely co..
Bondgenotenlaan 92 B - 3000 Leuven
The chef isn't afraid of experimenting with new recipes, although flavour and presentation remain the bywords of each of his creations. There is a fine selection of homemade beers. The orangery and garden right in the heart of the town are delightful..
Kapeldreef 46 B - 3001 Heverlee
Book a table by the bay windows of the orangery or on the lovely terrace overlooking the garden. Such are just a few of the appeals of this restaurant, whose cuisine features a masterful repertory with a new take on traditional recipes. The wine list..
Boekhandelstraat 1 B - 3000 Leuven
This appealing Parisian inspired bistro might be called the 'black sheep' but it is nonetheless very luminous. Ideal to sample Franco-Belgian specialties 2min from the city's Grand Place.
Naamsestraat 72 B - 3000 Leuven
The menu is in perfect harmony with the ambience of this fine house in the centre of Louvain, which boasts a lovely terrace to the rear. Tournedos, sole meunière... all the classics are available and beautifully prepared. Private parking available by..