Which restaurants, bakeries and chocolate shops should you pay a visit while staying in the city? Local Kristel guides you through culinary Leuven.
Nouchka & Lino own Koffie en Staal, a cool coffee bar featuring their own homemade furniture. For a stroll in nature, they go to park abbey, an oasis of calm just outside the centre. But they also have loads more tips for you.
Yannick is a native of Antwerp but he lost his heart to Leuven. As a travel blogger, he travels all over the world, but he always comes home to Leuven. He can’t help himself.
Abd makes the best falafels in Leuven. During his break he often takes a detour to check out the Gothic Town Hall and the University Library. They always give him something new to look at.
You’re bound to trip over Emee on Leuven’s cultural scene. Culture vultures really shouldn’t miss out on her favourite places. Worked up an appetite after a concert, a museum visit or a movie? Give this a go: Bar Afrique.
Everyone knows Gie in Leuven. From a party in his legendary party space, the Rumba, to a beer in his popular pub Leuven Central. As he says himself, he’s ‘bitten by the hospitality microbe’.
Leuven is the playground of artist Hans Geyens. His favourite pastime is wandering through the streets of Leuven, looking for inspiration. He loves Leuven's mix of history and contemporary. And everything in between.
Jeroen Lemaitre is passionate about taxidermy, the art of stuffing animals and insects. In 2014 he decided to inspire others with unique creations and started his own business in Leuven. He loves it when his creations evoke a wow effect on passers-by and customers.
Jochem Daelman is one of the founding members of Onkruid Studio. It combines expertise in architecture, marketing, music, and culture to make creative interventions in cities.
Artist Pieter Janssen is mostly a scenograph, set designer and sculptor for movies, theatre and museums. He always liked to craft and sculpt and he still loves the fact that he could make it his profession. He's inspired by the lively neighbourhood.
Karlien has her own business in Mechelsestraat, Leuven’s most fashionable shopping street. She’ll take you on a tour of her neighbourhood by bike. Saddle up!
Leuven is a great place to bring your family. There are plenty of events and activities that both young and old family members can enjoy. Check out our list!