1 day in Leuven

Visit the highlights, such as the Town Hall, the University Library, and the panoramic view from atop the tower. Stroll through the narrow streets of the Great Beguinage. And experience the delightfulness of this compact city at night. 

Discover Leuven's absolute highlights in one day

  • the gothic Town Hall
  • The Last Supper by Dieric Bouts in Saint Peter's Church
  • University Library & tower
  • the Great Beguinage
Zicht op Grote Market en Stadhuis

Town Hall

Start your day at the Grote Markt in Leuven. The impressive Town Hall is the perfect landmark. Take the time to see the interior of the Town Hall. There is a guided tour every day at 3 p.m. We definitely recommend it!

Zicht op de Sint-Pieterskerk

The Last Supper by Dieric Bouts

Go inside Saint Peter’s Church to see ‘The Last Supper’, a 15th-century masterpiece painted by Dieric Bouts, which is still hanging in its original location.

Zicht op de Universiteitsbibliotheek

University Library & tower

Climb up the University Library and tower. The five-floor climb will tell you about this building’s turbulent history. Once you’ve reached the top, you can enjoy the amazing view of the city. Our tip: go inside the Library’s impressive Grand Reading Room.

Fietsen door het Groot Begijnhof

Great Beguinage 

Soak up the peace and quiet of the Great Beguinage, a village within the city. The small houses were a refuge for centuries. Now, the narrow cobblestone streets are the picturesque setting for a walk back through time.

Zomers terrasje op de Oude Markt

Wander through the quaint streets of the city centre

The best way to experience Leuven is at a sidewalk café. Or in one of the local pubs. With a cold glass of Stella Artois, recently brewed in its hometown of Leuven. The Oude Markt is a vibrant square that attracts both students and locals. 

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