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Tourist Office :
 
Town Hall - Grote Markt 9, 3000  Leuven
Tel: +32-(0)16.21.15.39


 

For those looking to find the most beautiful medieval building in the world : look no further ! You will find it in the Belgian city of Leuven (Louvain). The magnificent 15th century town hall of the city of Leuven alone is worth the trip.

Leuven is situated in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium, at about 20 Km east of Brussels. With a total population of about 90.000 inhabitants it could have been a inauspicious little provincial town.

 Where it not that Leuven is renowned all over the world for its University (the K.U.L = Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -Catholic University of Louvain), one of the oldest still existing catholic universities in the world, founded in 1425. All through the year the city of Leuven presents a lively atmosphere because of the many students from all over Belgium  (and the world). Especially in the evening, and certainly at night, the many bars and students cafés, spread all over the town, guarantee that there is always something happening. Very popular is the area around the 'Oude Markt - Old Market' .....


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