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Old Market Square (Oude Markt)

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Address: Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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The biggest bar in Europe ...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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Suffolk, England
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

During the day (if the sun is shining) you can relax, at night the place becomes the best place for bar hopping. Whether you are looking for a cocktail bar, a pub or a dancing cafe there is plenty of choice. Make sure you visit, its close to the town hall anyway.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The restaurants lining this square cater to the student crowd. Ambiance and atmosphere is better than a foodcourt in a mall; the quality the same.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A square with typical old Dutch/Flemish style buildings with a great atmosphere. You feel right back in the middle ages/early modern times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

This is THE place to hang out in Leuven on warm evenings with friends. Once dubbed the 'longest bar in the world' the Oude Markt is really a grand square with countless bars on every side, full of outside seating and with an atmosphere which builds from 7pm until the late early hours. Students are at the heart of this,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Lots of bars, we visited on a sunny day So we enjoyed our drinks on the terrace. My tip: see and be seen!

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Completely taken over by pubs (and a few restaurants), this awesome looking square is an absolute must to relax at for who visits my home town Leuven. At any sign of sun, terraces will be out and people will be too, in full force (with lots of students during the academic year). To have a great selection of beers try... More 

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

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