1. Climb up the tower of the university library and enjoy the amazing view of the city. Not as romantic as you’d hoped? In December an alumnus of the university popped the question there to his girlfriend. And the answer was… YES! What’s more, the carillon will play special love songs on the evening of February 14th.
2. The new culinary sensation, a restaurant called Taste, is opening in March but has decided to provide a sneak peak of what’s to come for Valentine’s Day. Be the first to savour the cuisine of Michelin-starred chef Bart Tastenhoye.
3. Take a stroll hand in hand and discover the hidden seduction of Leuven. You have two options: you can go it alone, using the stunning ILUVLeuven guide brochure, or have the company of a guide. Don’t worry, he/she will be very discreet.
4. Sink down in the red plush seats of the city’s theatre and enjoy these fiery performances.
- 10/02: breath-taking circus acts
- 14/02: romance from the Forties, Fifties & Sixties in swinging Manhattan
- 18/02: flamenco Paco de Lucia Style
5. Spend a romantic night in one of Leuven’s hotels. Some hotels even offer a special package, with champagne, rose petals on your bed or a sauna! You won’t be able to create such a lovely ambience at home. Begijnhof Hotel, Hotel Binnenhof, Martin’s Klooster, Park Inn by Radisson, Hostel De Blauwput.
7. Our Facebook fans apparently think a verdant setting is the best place for romance. They suggested a number of well-known and lesser-known green hotspots in Leuven. Discover Ramberg Park or Dijlepark with just the two of you. Or visit the familiar highlights: Great Beguinage, Arenberg Park or Keizersberg Abbey.
8. Can you think of a more romantic place to get married than the most beautiful town hall in the world? Unfortunately only locals enjoy this amazing privilege. But visitors can take a seat on one of the benches opposite the town hall and watch the newly-weds as they pose for photos in front of it.