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Old Market Square (Oude Markt)

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Address: Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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TRansformed from a cars' roundabout to one of the most vibrant people-places in Europe is a great achievement. Wonderful terraces. Dynamic with the presence of students and people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

TRansformed from a cars' roundabout to one of the most vibrant people-places in Europe is a great achievement. Wonderful terraces. Dynamic with the presence of students and people from different ages and backgrounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Leuven is a place near Brussels 15 min by train known for it's beer Stella Artois. We visited Leuven and we found out that it is the place forthe ultimate relaxation especially if you have time to spent! Old Market is a great place to have tour lunch snack and absolutely your beer! Old Market and Leuven is a must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful rectangular square with mainly restaurants/bars. Gables are worth a closer look. Terraces are not the cheapest ones in Leuven, as one pays for the location ...

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Aarschot, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Keeps being an amazing place full of cafes, bars,... Spent there several nights during my student time. Now we frequent it more during sunny days and enjoy watching people strolling by from a terrace. Especially the first sunny days during spring you want to be there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nice cafes, great beer, stop for a bite to eat and do some people watching. Interesting art & buildings to look at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is the favorite place of the students. While there are not many people visiting the market during the day, this is the place to be for going out 'Louvain style' after dark. It is a heartbreaking choice to pick one of the 'cafés'. Why not try plenty of them? Cheers!

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Probably a must-see when visiting Leuven. The square is full of bars and is considered itself the biggest bar in the country if not the world. An interesting mix of students looking for cheap beer and trendy people out for a nice meal and cocktails.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Perfect to have a beer! Many options of bars, with different kinds of beers and music, to eat go to the friturs or the Kebab's stores.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

a lovely place to sit and eat or drink. Busy but not crowded and part of the hub of Historic Leuven. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Fabulous market square with bars and food everywhere you turn. All reasonably priced and tempted to return for Christmas as we did for the beer and music festival in July this year to see UB40

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