Your customers can get the utmost from their visit to Leuven during a weekend or 2-day city trip. In addition to the absolute highlights, you can also enjoy art at the M-Museum Leuven, wander through the Small Beguinage, and take a guided tour of Park Abbey or the Stella Artois brewery.
DAY 1 | MORNING
Start your day at the Grote Markt in Leuven. The impressive Town Hall is the perfect landmark. Discover ‘The Last Supper’ in Saint Peter’s Church. This 15th-century masterpiece was painted by Flemish Primitive Dirk Bouts and still hangs in its original location.
Climb up the tower of the University Library and enjoy the panoramic view of the city. Go inside the Library’s impressive Grand Reading Room. The interior is quite impressive.
The Botanical Garden is a 15-minute walk from here. This was planted in 1738 for the university’s medical students. It is Belgium’s oldest Botanical Garden. Stroll through the beautifully designed plant complexes and discover the tropical species in the greenhouse complex.
DAY 1 | AFTERNOON AND EVENING
Admire the historic university buildings while you stroll through the streets of the city centre. You are welcome to attend a guided tour of the Town Hall every day at 3 p.m. It’s the perfect opportunity to see its beautiful interior.
Soak up the peace and quiet of the Great Beguinage, a village within the city. The small houses were a refuge for centuries. Now, they are the picturesque setting for a walk back through time.
You’ve only truly experience Leuven once you’ve had a delicious Stella Artois at a local pub or sidewalk café. The Oude Markt is known as the longest bar in the world and attracts both students and locals.
DAY 2 | MORNING
Go to the M-Museum Leuven, where new and old art have been woven together to create an enticing whole. The building itself marries historic properties and contemporary architecture. Inside, you’ll find a rich collection of paintings and statues that have been made in Brabant since the Middle Ages. Be sure to check the schedule of temporary exhibitions. There is always something else to discover!
DAY 2 | AFTERNOON AND EVENING
Go behind the scenes during a guided tour of the Stella Artois brewery or ride a bike to the Park Abbey, just outside the city. A guide takes you to the heart of the abbey, which is currently undergoing a complete renovation. Get a unique view of the authentic cloister and chapter house.
You are initiated into the secrets world of beer brewing at Stella Artois. You will learn the story behind the brewery, starting with the first pint brewed in Leuven through to today’s industrial brewing process.
End your city trip with a visit to the Small Beguinage. This picturesque street, built in the traditional Flemish style, arose around St Gertrude’s Abbey.
- Everything within walking distance
- No public transport necessary
- Visit the highlights at competitive rates thanks to the ILUVLeuven combination ticket