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Old Market Square (Oude Markt)

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Address: Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Awesome place to go for drinks or party the night away

So many choices of bars, just great to go from bar to bar or if you want to party, there's always a party going on somewhere. Also awesome to sit in the sun on one of the many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Leuven, Belgium
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Leuven, Belgium
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So many choices of bars, just great to go from bar to bar or if you want to party, there's always a party going on somewhere. Also awesome to sit in the sun on one of the many tables outside.

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The West Country
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An oasis of bars and restaurants this square has a great atmosphere. Relaxing sat outside one of the many bars. Plenty of restaurants in the streets around the square. This makes Leuvan a lovely town.

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Thank 2-ERLS
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oude Markt is simply fantastic. A huge square with 32 bars around it open from lunchtime in the following morning. Whether it's a quietish evening or there's a big concert on in the square or a match featuring Belgium on the TV, it's the place to go for a good night. Ambiorix is the best for good music and beer.

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Arlington, Virginia
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there the day of the food and drink festival. Tons of people out enjoying the vendors. Great people watching day in a gorgeous location.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typically a European market square, but more lively. So many people, lots of place to eat, nice architecture. A nice square in beautiful town.

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Thank Sandeep P
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, I am a Belgian that lives in Leuven, my boyfriend too. My boyfriend likes to wear a hat. He got told from the security (in dutch of course): "you can drink until you are drunk"and "you can HARASS all the women you want" but "you are not allowed to wear "een hoofddeksel" = which is a referral to the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a great market area. Lots of shops and vendors outside as well as restaurants. The churches and other buildings were beautiful. We had a good time.

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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A market place full of different café´s and terraces, car free. Nice to enjoy a drink and watch people strolling by.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this town. The old market square was busy with students and locals. Wish we could have stayed longer. We used Leuven as a central stop to visit Brussels, La Hulpe and Waterloo. There was plenty to see and do there as well.

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Thank Karen C
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large rectangular Square surrounded by period buildings, restored with fascinating architectural detail. Full of restaurants and cafes, giving it a lively, bustling atmosphere. its nice just to stroll around and soak up the atmosphere and explore the surrounding streets

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