The Oude Market is a lively, dynamic and charming hub. Absolutely wonderful atmosphere in spring / early summer- particularly in the evenings.
If you are in Leuven then you must see this place! What an atmosphere! With plenty of small bars and cafeterias in an old architecture and frequent events organized there, you can never get board of that place!
this is the heart of living, loving and laughing in leuven... it is home to the iconic city hall, the cathedral, a number of restaurants.. best souvenir shop is at pensstraat..beautiful with its saturday market...hogwarts-like at the beginning of the academic year..pulsing with life during july beleuvenissen...yummy treats in august's hapje tapje...and marktrock!
Perfect place for a night out, each day of the week. On sunny days the marketplace is filled with people, during winter you will find a warm atmosphere inside!
One of the best places hang around when in Leuven. If you are a beer lover you just cross the street and check out The Capital, the largest beer selection pub in the planet, with over 2600 labels.
Leuven considers itself "Bierstad" or beer capital - "the place to be(er)." Home of Stella Artois and the Oude Markt has the longest bar in the world.
A real relaxed vibe here as people sitting out chatting, people watching & generally enjoying down time. The architecture here is beautiful and there is such a great sense of space despite all the outdoor seating.
I was visiting my son who is a student at the university.It is a beautiful area with endless bars. Beer is much cheaper than water. I did find one place who does serve drinks with ice. It is a beer culture paradise, each one having a special glass. It is a wonderful place to sit and chat and people watch.... More
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