One day in Leuven

For travel trade

We recommend that your customers stay at least 2 days to be able to comfortably see the city. During the day, 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. Still can’t take that much time? No worries; with this itinerary, your customers will have already seen several of the absolute highlights!


Town Hall in Leuven

Start your day at the Grote Markt in Leuven. The impressive Town Hall is the perfect landmark. Go inside Saint Peter’s Church. Discover ‘The Last Supper’, a 15th-century masterpiece painted by Dirk Bouts, which is still hanging in its original location.

Climb up the University Library and tower. The five-floor climb will tell you about this building’s turbulent history. Once you’ve reached the top, you can enjoy the amazing view of the city. Our tip: go inside the Library’s impressive Grand Reading Room.


Grand Beguinage

Wander through the quaint streets of the city centre. Admire the historic university buildings and take the time to see the interior of the Town Hall. There is a guided tour every day at 3 p.m. We definitely recommend it!

Soak up the peace and quiet of the Great Beguinage, a village within the city. The small houses were a refuge for centuries. Now, the narrow cobblestone streets are the picturesque setting for a walk back through time.


Terrasjes op de Oude Markt
Gezellig terrasjes op de Oude Markt

The best way to experience Leuven is at a sidewalk café. Or in one of the local pubs. With a cold glass of Stella Artois, recently brewed in its hometown of Leuven. The Oude Markt is also known as the longest bar in the world and the vibrant square attracts both students and locals. You will find some excellent restaurants in the Muntstraat.

  • Everything within walking distance
  • No public transport necessary
  • Visit the highlights at competitive rates thanks to the ILUVLeuven combination ticket