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Old Market Square (Oude Markt)

Address: Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Leuven
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Leuven, Belgium
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50 reviews 50 reviews
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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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17 helpful votes 17 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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60 helpful votes 60 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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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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Stoke On Trent
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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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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
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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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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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