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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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  • 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..

  • Treasury of Sint Pieterskerk Recommended Recommended

    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..

  • Grand Béguinage Recommended Recommended

    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..

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Hotels Louvain

  • pentahotel Leuven

    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 ..

  • Theater Hotel Leuven Centrum Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Bondgenotenlaan 20 B - 3000 Leuven

    Prix Prices from : 70 €

    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..

  • 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..

  • d'Artagnan Comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • '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.

  • 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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