Trendy boutiques and authentic stores: in Leuven you can find them all at walking distance. Traffic-free squares and small alleys lead the shoppers along streets with coffee bars, cafés, terraces and tempting restaurants.
For delightful shops stroll along the Bondgenotenlaan. Nearby you'll find a wide selection of tasteful boutiques selling the latest designer gear although Leuven has its fair share of quirky little shops, too. Check out Hexagoon, a shop full of drawers, nooks and crannies, all filled with sequins, beads, buttons, ribbons and more.
Leuven 's general market takes place every Friday morning in the area around the Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein and every Saturday and there is an all day antique market in the area around Mathieu de Layensplein and the Mechelsestraat.