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Old Market Square (Oude Markt)

Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Leuven
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Grimbergen, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Stoke On Trent
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30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Such a lovely old square with so many bars and cafes to choose from all with outdoor seating. Just take your pick, order a drink and then sit and watch the world go by.

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Top location in the area if you want some fun, good beers and atmosphere. Leuven as a city is certainly worth a visit !

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burton on trent
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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

hi spent a lovely sunny saturday afternoon in the market square sampling some of belguims lovely beers and enjoying the buzzing atmosphere and great service that people take for granted on the continent,lots of people of all ages including quite a few stag and hen parties and loads of students from the nearby university drinking but no shouting or drunks... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Oude markt has a longest beer bars in the world, or so the local says. it is a nice rectangular square that are filled up with outiside patio for rows of restaurants. it is well hidden. but ask locals to see and they will tell you about it. I enjoy sittting and enjoying the sun in the afternoon and reminiscing... More 

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Pretoria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Not much happens during the day, so don't bother visiting then, but the 200-plus pubs are humming at night and the square is beautifully lit.

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Bytom, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Oude Markt is a very pleasant place, full of beautiful colorful architecture. I really liked it in the morning.

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Attard, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Worth going to have a drink or a bite to eat in the Old Market Square, there are quite a few shops around too.

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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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