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Old Market Square (Oude Markt)

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Address: Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Stop for a drink or a bite

Lovely medieval square right in the middle of Leuven, with lots of bars and restaurants. Very atmospheric and wonderful architecture.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely medieval square right in the middle of Leuven, with lots of bars and restaurants. Very atmospheric and wonderful architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

During the day this place is an architectural thing to behold. At night, the place transforms into a sea of beer gardens. Paid 5 euros for Lindemans and Stella Artois. So cheap compared to the U.S.! And every bar we went to had a clean bathroom, toilet paper and paper towels!

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Tilburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very nice place to spend time and watch the people with a nice beer. it is also surrounded by moce buildings

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Oswestry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lots of nice bars in the square and when it is busy it has a lovely atmosphere. The architecture is stunning and it is definitely worth a walk round and a Belgian beer at one of the bars.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Vibrant and lively - full of students, but plenty of space to sit and take in the ambiance as well as the charming local architecture.

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

The architecture is pretty and the square is lined with restaurants and pubs. During the warmer weather there are tons of chairs and tables for dining or just having a drink.

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Bierbeek Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place is the place for youngsters and not so youngsters , to have a drink in the evening. The choice of bars is enormous, and it will be difficult to try all of them in 1 evening... I live in Leuven, so have some experience. Good start can be " The Orient" , upscale bar and terrace. For a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Really nice pubs for having a beer or going out. Especially on hot days the square is really crowded!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Saturday market was just around the corner; great waffles for sale! The square itself is atmospheric; a great place to sit, chill and watch the world go by.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Less than 5 minutes walk from the 'Grote Markt' and the City Hall, the Oude Markt is the most typical square in town with many Flemish/Dutch style buildings. Many Bars and restaurant make it very lively during day and night. Sitting in the sun with a nice drink in hand is just enjoyable.

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Address: Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven

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