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“Authentic bar in leuven”
Review of In den boule

In den boule
Ranked #310 of 419 Restaurants in Leuven
Cuisines: Belgian
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Leuven, Belgium
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Authentic bar in leuven”
Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Den Boule!

Away from all the noise and chaos in the city center you find den boule. At only 1 min walking from the old market and nearby Leuvens courthouse. 

This bar propebly has more history than any other bar in leuven. The atmosphere is amazing. On the wall you can see the previous generations who studied in leuven and visited the bar often. A lot of students have ancestors hanging on the wall. All these little things makes the interiour incredible, because they all have a story to tell!

The service is also great!! Jaak and Phillipe are always very friendly. Jaak is very funny. Phillipe makes incredible cocktails and is a magnificent chef! The owner Tim can be very proud!

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Best bar in Belgium!!”
Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

In den boule
Everybody visiting Leuven should visit 'den boule'.
Den boule is the most authentic bar in Leuven and exists already more than 100 years. During daytime this bar is packed with lawyers from the nearby courthouse and during nightime the bar is packed with university students.
The interior is very cosy and authentic. The walls are packed with old memorabilia and pictures.
Den boule is well known for its great spaghetti's for an affordable price, it has also a daily special on its menu and it has something typical Belgian, cheese and shrimp croquettes. The quality of the food is absolutely fantastic.
Service is fantastic! The owner, Tim will greet you with a smile while Jaak will always be ready to help you. Philippe is a fantastic barman and will not only serve you a perfectly drafted beer, he is also a great cook and he can make every cocktail you can wish for.
Den boule has a fantastic variety of beers.
If you whant to discover a real authentic, non touristic place this is the best adres!
Highly recommendable, THE best bar in Belgium.
Bar not opened on Friday and Saturday evening

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4 Thank Emmanuel V
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