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Old Market Square (Oude Markt)

Address: Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Leuven, Belgium
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The famous beer spot in Leuven. A Market square completely surrounded by bars. Best time to catch up the true atmosphere is during summer when the sun is shining and the whole market is covered with terraces filled with people drinking all kinds of beers and enjoying the sun.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A charming place to visit in Leuven. Whether you go here as a tourist, group of friends or even as a couple to sit down and enjoy the place while drinking a beer. I would highly recommend stopping off here on our travels.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
57 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Oude market or the Old Market Square boasts around forty cafés and bars on one square so theres no need to go hungry or thirsty. Known as the Longest bar in The world this is a popular place with young and old alike. During term time the young university students flock here bringing an energetic vibe to this square. Take... More 

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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

oude market is the famous place to have party in leuven..there are more than 20 bar n clubs where we can have fun..mostly in the weekend,disco are full..its in the center of leuven

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Leuven, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

One of the most authentic and charming places to visit in Leuven. You go here as a tourist, group of friends or even as a couple to sit down and enjoy the place while drinking one of the most beautiful things that's ever been created on this planet: A beer and all of the Belgian beers are a must-try, so... More 

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Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Visiting Leuven, means visiting all sights, one of which is the Oude Markt. In summer, this is the place to be with lots of tables and chairs out where you can sit and have a drink. Watch out that these are cafe's that serve mediocre food. The more upmarket places such as Meeting Room, De Rodins on that side of... More 

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Wilsele, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you want to hang out in à lazy way and have à few beers, Some cocktails will also do and watch people passing by! This is the spot for you. Tip: go and dat à great steak in the meeting room, theynare reallynice great.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Scenic square full of cafes. Clearly a college hang out in the evenings. The city (and businesses) were setting up for New Year's Eve celebration which might have been fun if I was 25 years younger.

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St Annes, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

absolutely wonderful place to visit. Plenty of shops stalls and places to visit. Staff were friendly and a great atmosphere

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Grimbergen, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Oude Markt is where most of the cafés are situated (these are the more expensive ones though: the students go to the studentbars in the little streets surrounding the Oude Markt). The Oude Markt definitely is a must-see square if you're in the town of Leuven. I especially love this place during summer, when all the terraces are open.... More 

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