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Old Market Square (Oude Markt)

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Address: Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Nice square

Nice to chill out at.. Plenty of restaurants and bars. The most popular place in Leuven Not cheap - yet can work good for light hangout. No kitchen in the afternoon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hanan K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to chill out at.. Plenty of restaurants and bars. The most popular place in Leuven Not cheap - yet can work good for light hangout. No kitchen in the afternoon.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Leuven, this is a must, a big must. It is the heart of Leuven, where everything happens. It is amazing and you will perceive its magic once you arrive.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old Market is essentially just a row of bars, who's tables spill out to fill the old square. But that's what makes it great to sit and drink with friends and people watch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of bars, lots of students during the week and lots of fun. This is THE late-night activity you should visit in Leuven

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kessel-lo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

are you thirsty or hungry, don't suffer anymore and sit down where you like to enjoy your meal or your drink

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The MUST in Leuven - dozens of Restaurants/bar that empty the rooms at 11p,m. for starting the Party time (that lasts until the early morning) - great atmosphere !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The place to come for your first drink in Leuven. It won't be your last! Bar after bar after line the square in both sides. Great atmosphere and great spot to meet people. Just visited Leuven in a study trip for 2 weeks at KU Leuven and want to come back. You won't be disappointed!!

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

If you want to truly feel the atmosphere of Leuven, the Old Market Square is your place to go! If the sun is out, the square is covered with chairs & tables, perfect for a relaxing drink. When the sun sets however, the old market square is the party hotspot of Leuven. Tips for people looking for a party: in... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great, central, area in Louvain where young and old meet. During summer also "the" area for events. Rebuit after being destroyed WW2. Worth a (no rush) visit !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Atmospheric location for a (few) drink(s) ;). Plenty of options to try a few new beers and some accompanying snacks. Perfect for a relaxed night or after dinner drink.

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