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“Beer and gastronomy”
Review of Old Market Square

Old Market Square
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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.
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Leuven considers itself "Bierstad" or beer capital - "the place to be(er)." Home of Stella Artois and the Oude Markt has the longest bar in the world.

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

A real relaxed vibe here as people sitting out chatting, people watching & generally enjoying down time. The architecture here is beautiful and there is such a great sense of space despite all the outdoor seating.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

This area is great to visit, eat a meal, have a beer, or hot chocolate. The food is good and people watching was a hoot. Watch out for the students on the bikes!

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

I was visiting my son who is a student at the university.It is a beautiful area with endless bars. Beer is much cheaper than water. I did find one place who does serve drinks with ice. It is a beer culture paradise, each one having a special glass. It is a wonderful place to sit and chat and people watch. It seemed that a lot of people came here for a day trip from Brussels. Much quieter when the students are away!

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Surrounded by bars all selling cheap halves of Stella and leffe. Very lively and full of students playing drinking games!

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