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“For students”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Market Square

Old Market Square
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$51.07*
and up
Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels
Ranked #4 of 45 things to do in Leuven
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Owner description: The liveliest square in the heart of Leuven. During the day, you can enjoy some drinks on one of the many terraces. At evening, the ideal place the have a dinner or a drink to unwind after a tiring day. The longest bar in Europe with over 30 bars and restaurants. Also the place for a lot of (musical) events during the year.
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“For students”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice place if you are a student or if you want to feel like one
To avoid in octobre when academic year starts

Visited June 2013
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NEWPORT, UK
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“spectacular”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

this is the place to have a meal outside and or listen to one of the many rock concerts in the evening during the summer recess... try to go when there are no students (unless you are one)

Visited July 2013
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Nijmegen
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Visually attractive square. Part of free music festival (Beleuvenissen) when I visited Leuven. Also visited seafood restaurant Beluga in the Krakenstraat, which is very near to the square. Not cheap but very good, and cosy,intimate atmosphere. Only a few seats available, so consider booking. The friendly cook will explain the meals and wines. Only one menu: the chefs choice, which was superb. Ideal for people who don't want to make decisions (in other words: work) on there holiday.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Paul J
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“What an atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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