Get to know Leuven
City on a human scale, in the heart of Belgium and all its own: that's Leuven.
The century-old university town with its historic buildings and young dynamic radiates the 21st century. In the pedestrian streets and on the spacious squares, the students determine the rhythm and atmosphere, the shops, cafés and restaurants provide conviviality and gastronomy, the beer fizzes and the ideas bubble up. Surrounded by green hills and with its rich and varied cultural offering, Leuven is worth a visit all year round.
Cultural highlights in Leuven
Art and culture enthusiasts love Leuven. M Leuven brings together old and new art in surprising ways. Another must-see in Leuven is The Last Supper by Dieric Bouts. This masterpiece is still hanging in the exact place for which it was painted well over 500 years ago.
Leuven as a travel destination
Hotels in Leuven
Staying in Leuven overnight is always special. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife bustling through Leuven’s streets and have a delicious drink at the Oude Markt by night. Our hotel partners are ready and waiting to welcome your customers with open arms.
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.
2 days in Leuven
In addition to the absolute highlights, you can enjoy art at M Leuven, wander through the Small Beguinage, and take a guided tour of Park Abbey or Brewery Stella Artois.
Leuven for beer buffs and foodies
Do you enjoy a trip full of delicious food, cosiness, and authentic experiences? Leuven has a lot to offer foodies and beer buffs alike.
Stroll past Gothic retable fragments, Baroque altars, unusual collectibles and gigantic tombstones and be amazed by the possibilities that this unique material offers
Leuven Innovation Beer Festival
Craft breweries from all over the world present their innovative beers in Leuven
600 years KU Leuven
5, KU Leuven will be celebrating its 600th anniversary. Expect science festivals, exhibitions, lectures, music and dance.