There are few other places in Flanders that appeal more to the imagination than this exuberant university town.
Do your interests lie in shopping or cultural activities, enjoying gastronomic pleasures or admiring art, visiting ancient buildings or viewing modern architecture?
No matter what you are looking for in a city, you will find it in Leuven. A people-friendly city with a small-town feel, but completely in pace with a rapidly-changing society.
The university of Leuven was founded in 1425 and the city has seen a concentration of brilliant minds for centuries, such as the humanist Erasmus, cartographer Mercator, physician Vesalius (who wrote the first complete book on human anatomy), and plenty of others.
In Leuven, people find themselves in good company since time immemorial. It’s a lively city that has something to offer to everyone.
Nowadays, Leuven is also world-famous as the capital of beer.
The beer culture is omnipresent in the city, which has the longest bar in Europe: 'de Oude Markt' with its unique concentration of restaurants and cafes.
Leuven is also the birthplace of the world-famous Stella Artois beer, proud sponsor of the 'Leuven Jazz' festival.
Our colleagues of Visit Leuven can present you with all the assets of our lovely city and offer a wide range of packages.