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Get inspired by Leuven

Leuven’s got everything you could want in a city – a cosy ‘town’ on a human scale with the cosmopolitan feel of a big city. Discover the vestiges of the city’s rich history and soak up its creative cultural ambience. The university and multicultural influence of its international students mean that Leuven is always packed with things to see and do. Looking for good eats or a spot to pick up a special gift? There’s no shortage of great restaurants, cafés, and shops around. Leuven offers the best of both worlds, exuding tradition and innovation.

Exploring the city on your own is a snap, with a compact centre and everything within walking (or cycling) distance. Discover Leuven’s must-see highlights and pick up some choice tips from our locals here. And when you’re done reading? There’s only one obvious choice: make a weekend of it!

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Hotel deals

Whether you prefer the old-world charm of boutique B&Bs or the reliable comfort of well-known hotel chains – Leuven has got it all!

The Grand Beguinage © Karl Bruninx
The Grand Beguinage © Karl Bruninx

Top 10

Check out the Top 10 and go home satisfied. Which ones can you check off your list after a visit to BANG!? Fun fact: 4 out of the 10 highlights won’t cost you a dime!

© Jacowbski Photography
© Jacowbski Photography

Local tips

It’s not just what, but who makes our city worthwhile – Leuven’s locals. Get to know a few and pick up some priceless insider tips while you’re at it. Sports lovers, foodies, street art fans, culture junkies, the child-friendly and child-free; there’s a world of local gems waiting to be explored!