Dear Friend of Flanders,

In view of the COVID-19-situation, specific safety measures and additional restrictions are currently in place across Belgium. You will find more detailed information on following website. For the latest travel advice to our country, please consult your local authorities.

If you are travelling to Flanders, Brussels or elsewhere in Belgium for a duration of 48 hours or more, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form, within the 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium. 

Take good care of yourself and each other and keep it safe and healthy.  

We hope to welcome you again soon, with twice the heart, love and hospitality. 

Warm regards,
VISITFLANDERS.

Leuven, Mecca of Books and Beer

A vibrant student population and a rich history combine in the city of Leuven, home to one of Europe’s oldest universities (KU Leuven), founded in 1425. The university, one of the most important in Europe, has its roots in the centre of Leuven, and its historic college buildings dominate many of the squares and streets. A few lucky students even have the distinct privilege of living in the 13th century stone beguinage, a UNESCO world heritage site worthy of a visit. 28,000 students and professors lend a distinctly youthful atmosphere to the city. Or perhaps it’s the beer!

Leuven is Belgium’s reigning brewing capital – no small feat in a country that produces hundreds of delicious varieties.  Leuven is the headquarters of Inbev, the second largest brewery in the world, famous for Stella Artois beers. Centuries of Flemish tradition and craftsmanship lie behind Leuven’s premium brews. Leuven is a great place for the curious traveller with time to explore. It is an intimate city; any spot can be easily reached on foot or by bicycle.

Info Point

Naamsestraat 1, 3000 Leuven T: +32 16 20 30 20

Top 5 things to do

  1. Town Hall
    Marvel at the 15th century Gothic Town Hall.
    Marvel at the 15th century Gothic Town Hall.
  2. Brewery AB InBev
    Take a tour of the AB Inbev Brewery, home to Stella Artois, Leffe, Hoegaarden and many more.
  3. The Old Market Square
    Live the student life and have a beer in one of the 45 pubs on the Old Market Square, known as the 'longest bar' in Europe.
  4. Museum M
    Visit the impressive Gothic and 19th century collection of the Museum M and enjoy a splendid view of the city from its rooftop.
    Visit the impressive Gothic and 19th century collection of the Museum M and enjoy a splendid view of the city from its rooftop. - See more at: http://www.visitflanders.co.uk/discover/cities/leuven/top-5-things-to-do/#sthash.lpMxVvwL.dpuf
  5. Great Beguinage
    Wander through the Great Beguinage, a tranquil town-within-a-town that is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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