Small town, big city

Jochem Daelman | Onkruid Studio

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. In Leuven, they organise, among others, the biennial and& festival, they designed a square in the trendy new Vaartkom district, and they are one of the driving forces behind Stelplaats, an experimental zone for young people.

Jochem's favorite spots in Leuven

Vaartkom | OPEK

Discover where Onkruid has planted its seeds in Leuven using this map.

And naturally, Jochem’s favourite places too.
Where does he like to eat? What’s his favourite sidewalk café? And where does he like to stop in and shop? 

Summer in Leuven

Het Groot Verlof | Oude Markt

Free concerts on the squares of the city centre, films at surprising outdoor locations, cosy sidewalk cafés, and pop-up summer bars. That is summer in Leuven!

Enjoy a free concert in the historic city centre or come and stay at the pop-up campsite in an abbey garden. 

Top 10


First time in Leuven? Once you’ve seen this top 10, you can head home without a care. 

Some sights are free of charge. We have set up a combination ticket for you for the paid-access highlights: the ILUVLeuven Ticket.


Discover Leuven by bike


When you say Leuven, you say cycling. A pedestrianised city centre makes cycling the perfect way to explore the city. Moreover, you can be out in nature after barely 10 minutes of cycling. You can rent a bike at the station, among other places.

Here are some of the routes you can explore on your own.

Would you prefer to go out with a guide? Then join one of the tours operated by the brand-new organisations Leuven by Bike.

24 hours with locals Kasper & Lisa


What do locals do during their weekends off? 
Shopping, relaxing, eating out and going out!

Discover the 24 hours of locals Kasper & Lisa.