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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.

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Tourist attractions Louvain : Things to see and do

  • Hôtel de ville Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    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..

  • 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..

  • Grand Béguinage Recommended Recommended

    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..

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Hotels Louvain

  • Hotel New Damshire

    Schapenstraat 1 B - 3000 Leuven

    Hotel New Damshire is located in the heart the university city of Leuven, within walking distance from the Old Market Square and a wide variety of shops. This hotel has a private parking garage, an on-site bar and free Wi-Fi access throughout the pro..

  • Huize Rafael

    Brusselsestraat 146 B - 3000 Leuven

    This budget hotel features a small communal kitchen, free tea/coffee throughout the day and free wired internet access in the public areas. Huize Rafael offers simply-furnished rooms in Leuven, only 550 metres from the Grote Markt. Rafael Huize is 1..

  • Hotel De Pastorij Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Sint Michielsstraat 5 B - 3000 Leuven

    Prix Prices from : 125 €

    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..

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Restaurants Louvain

  • Arenberg Very comfortable and pleasant restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Couvert couvert Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • EssenCiel Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Muntstraat 23 B - 3000 Leuven

    At the helm of this designer bistro, in a friendly pedestrian street, the chef focuses on the basics to reveal and enhance the flavours. He masterfully harnesses modern techniques to transform the best seasonal produce, as the delicate dishes bear wi..

  • 't Zwart Schaap Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Osteria Michele XXIII Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Tiensestraat 23 B - 3000 Leuven

    The secret of good Italian food lies in fine produce, rather than in unnecessary frills, as the chef of this pleasant osteria so consummately illustrates. The authentic dishes are a shining example of just how delicious simple food can be.

  • Trente Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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 ..

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