Tips from locals

Leuven like a local

No one knows Leuven better than the people of Leuven themselves. Its hidden squares, trendiest shops or best terraces. The best guides of Leuven are - quite simply - the city’s inhabitants. Get inspired by locals who share your taste.

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7x magnificent street art in Leuven

by blogger Ann Vanderbergh (wANNderful)

Leuven became a member of Street Art Cities in April 2020. This is certainly reflected in the many works of street art that you will find here, quite a few of which are veritable gems in this genre. Blogger Ann of the website Wannderful selected her 7 favourites for you.

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5x lunching in Leuven

by Julie Badisco

Blogger Julie Badisco

Leuven is a marvellous place to visit. Because of its rather compact size you can explore most of the city by foot. But all that walking around makes you hungry, doesn’t it? In order to fix your cravings I’ll show you my 7 favourite lunch spots in Leuven, so you know where to go when you’re dying for food.

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4 x Leuven for music lovers

Coronaproof optreden in Het Depot in Leuven

The city breathes music.  There are nice concert halls and original music stores.  But also festivals with nich genres for jazz lovers to fans of polyphony.

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5 x Leuven for students

by student Githa

 

Students?  Leuven is full of them. You meet these temporary residents on every street corner, at any time of day (and night). But where do they eat?  Where do they meet up with friends? Where do they go shopping? Find out in this blog.

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9x hotspots for a sustainable visit to Leuven

by local Hélène

Local Hélène Pauwels

Leuven is one of Europe’s greenest, most sustainable cities! This was confirmed when the city received the title of European Green Leaf 2018. It’s European recognition for all of Leuven’s hard work in sustainability and liveability. This means it’s high time for a sustainable visit to Leuven! These nine hotspots are must-sees. 

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8x Leuven with kids

by local Elke

Blogger & local Elke van funmomlife

For those who think that Leuven is only a student city, we offer 8 reasons why you should definitely visit Leuven with kids!

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7x new coffee bars in Leuven

by About Something Around

Bloggers AboutSomethingAround

We love our daily cup of coffee! So let’s talk about that delicious black gold. Usually we’ll drink this either at home or at work, but whenever we are out and about, we looooove visiting a coffee bar. It’s a moment to stop and relax, to sit back and enjoy an espresso, a long black, a café latte or whatever different option of your choosing.

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6x romance in Leuven

according to our Facebook fans

Geniet van een romantische wandeling in het Groot Begijnhof

February is the most romantic month of the year. Our Facebook fans have suggested the following tips to set your lover’s heart aflame in Leuven.

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4x open-air sport locations

by local Tom

Local Tom

When the weather is fine there are lots of lovely places for some free sport. Here are 4 that we have chosen for you already. On with those sports clothes and off you go!

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7x cycling in Leuven

by bicycle courier Dirk

Fietskoerier Dirk aan Lettuce in de Tiensestraat

Visitors often say that Leuven is a true cycling city. They are amazed by the crowds of students taking to the streets of the city centre and the locals pedalling to school or work by bike. They also tell us that it’s incredibly lovely to cycle in Leuven. 

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25x Sunday shopping in Leuven

by local Tine

Local Tine

Want a great way to spend your Sunday afternoon? Every first Sunday of the month is shopping Sunday in Leuven! The shops and restaurants are open for business, so you’ll have plenty of time to take a stroll through the stopping streets.

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How can you recognise a true Leuven resident?

Fietsers in de Naamsestraat ter hoogte van het Atrechtcollege

Are you curious about the locals?
Find out all you need to know here.

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