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6x favorite spots in Leuven

according to pub owner Gie

Local Gie in Café Central in Leuven

Everyone knows Gie in Leuven. As he says himself, he’s ‘bitten by the hospitality microbe’. If it were up to him, he’d serve it until he passed out from exhaustion.

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11x favorite spots in Leuven

according to taxidermist Jeroen

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.

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10x favorite spots in Leuven

according to rebel Jochem

Linde owns the Korst bakery in Hal 5. She has her own personal take on bread, and on food in general. At Korst, she searches for a new formula for a centuries-old craft. It is no coincidence that her bakery is in Leuven.

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7x favorite spots in Leuven

according to baker Linde

Linde owns the Korst bakery in Hal 5. She has her own personal take on bread, and on food in general. At Korst, she searches for a new formula for a centuries-old craft. It is no coincidence that her bakery is in Leuven.

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14x favorite spots in Leuven

according to artist Hans

Artist and literary painter Hans Geyens always considers the city to be his playground. There’s nothing he enjoys more than wandering through it in search of inspiration. He loves the mix of history and the contemporary in Leuven.

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9x favorite spots in Leuven

according to artist Pieter

Pieter Janssen is an artist from Leuven who mainly works as a scenographer, set builder, and sculptor for the movie world, theatres, and museums. Pieter has his studio in Leuven’s Vaartkom district, where he lives in his own fantasy world. When he steps outside, he happily lets the vibrant neighbourhood inspire him.

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