Things to see and do - Louvain
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Louvain Travel guide
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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.
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..
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..
Brusselsestraat 52 B - 3000 LEUVEN
The hotel is located in the historic center of Leuven, only 300m away from the Main & Old Market Square with a variety of restaurants & pubs, and a short walk from the university, theater, M-Museum and shops. The hotel is only 20 km from Brussels Air..
Martelarenlaan 10 B - 3010 LEUVEN
Ibis Budget Leuven Centrum is located in the centre, near the train station and within a walking distance of restaurants, historical buildings and shopping possibilities. It is easily accessible by public transport and by car. You can enjoy your stay..
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..
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..
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..
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..