Things to see and do - Louvain
Unmissable tourist sites
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..
Margarethaplein B - 3000 Leuven
This 15C Brabant Gothic church was intended to have three towers but remained unfinished because of unstable ground. The interior is outstanding because of the pure lines of the Gothic nave with huge pillars rising to the vault in a single sweep. I..
Grote-Markt 1 B - 3000 Leuven
St Pieterskerk's houses this museum dotted with masterpieces, including the Last Supper altar-piece 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 &q..
Bondgenotenlaan 20 B - 3000 Leuven
Prix Prices from : 75 €
Theater Hotel Leuven is situated in the heart of Leuven, 100 meters from the Grote Markt and 50 meters from Museum M. The rooms come with a a flat-screen satellite TV and free wired and wireless internet. Breakfast is served in the breakfast room. ..
This 16th-century former convent offers 4-star facilities and an attractive interior only 280 metres from the Oude Markt in the historic centre of Leuven. Martin’s includes a winter garden and a bar with a fireplace. Free WiFi is available throughout..
Sint Michielsstraat 5 B - 3000 Leuven
Prix Prices from : 99 €
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..
Vuurkruisenlaan 4 B - 3000 Leuven
Léon Schreursvest 85 B - 3001 Heverlee
Sobriety and elegance depict the contemporary lines of this rotunda edifice, which is flanked by a pretty terrace overlooking the garden. Flavoursome, local produce and a fine wine list.
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 ..
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..
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..
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.