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Old Market Square (Oude Markt)

Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Ranked #4 of 21 attractions in Leuven
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Last minute weekend and Leuven came up. Neither of us knew anything about the place and we loved it. Everyone was so friendly. It's a university town but the students were already gone for the Summer. It coincided with the memorial from the first world war and there were free concerts in both of the squares each night. Good selection... More

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited here both of an evening and on a morning... By night its a lively place with plenty of nice looking bars / cafes all looking welcoming with outdoor seating as well as indoor. By morning it is a much quieter place where you can admire the fabulous period facades and grab a coffee and watch the world go by.... More

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Veneto, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Long square with a lot of pubs, full of young people every day of every season at any time! Try it for sure

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Oban, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our party of four walked around central Leuven, past its incredible Town Hall in to the Old Square where there seems to be dozens of side-walk cafe's and bars and on a warm Saturday evening there are literally hundreds of diners thoroughly enjoying themselves in totally relaxed, non-threatening way (ie., there were NO drunks to spoil things!). We selected a... More

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valletta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a place where to have a pint. Loved the atmosphere at a showing of the world cup game, it felt like a party! Would definitely say it is the liveliest place of quiet Leuven.

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Herent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

There's always something to do at the Old Market Square. Almost every 'house' you see is a bar, mostly filled with students and mostly on Thursday. There's a statue of the Kotmadam: one of the first ladies who opened her house to students who studied in Leuven, but who couldn't make the trip home every day. There's also a MCDonalds,... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Oude Markt is the most interesting place of the tiny city Leuven. although most of the citizens are students, Leuven is a seriously "slow city" (a good example of cittaslow). It is worth a trip to Leuven for seeing Oude Markt when you visit nearby regions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We were looking for a nice bar or a pub in the city to have a beer but there was no need to look for a long time because this is the heart of the city!really enjoyed the ambience in this area!

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leics
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131 reviews 131 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Second visit to this city. The old market square is simply lined with bars from beer houses to clubs cafes and resturants. A great place to sit outside in the sun admiring the architecture. A must do for a trip to this city.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The old market square (really an oblong) that is lined with bars. Lots of young people hang out all evening, just find one that suits your taste in beer or light food. Very energetic place at night, there are many relaxing restaurants on the adjoining streets to have a meal before hitting the bars.

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