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“What an atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Market Square (Oude Markt)

Old Market Square (Oude Markt)
Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“What an atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We enjoyed the crowd. This square is one big terrace you must sit down and enjoy a Belgian (special) beer!!! We stayed all night!!!!

Visited July 2013
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Emilia Romagna
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“Largest open air bar I have ever seen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The numbers of pubs and bars and restaurants you can find in this square is really incredible. One after the other, with no space between each other, and all chairs in the open air, under the sun or on the shadow. Beer is served all the time and many other drinks and food with it. Pleasant to sit and rest while visiting the town.

Visited June 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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“wonderful sight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The old market of any old european town is always a must see and Leuven is no different. the building and steep rich history makes it a great visit.

Visited June 2013
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NJ
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“Not so busy on a rainy day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The other reviews speak about the crush of students and others in this Square, but on a recent rainy day we got an entirely different impression. There were few people around and since it was a Monday, some of the restaurants were closed. This is a nice place to visit nonetheless.

Visited June 2013
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Ghent, Belgium
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“Student paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This square is an absolute paradise for students. It's a beautiful place full of bars and restaurants, and in the summer it's one big outdoor seating area.

Visited May 2013
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