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“home of the Capital (beer bar with largest collection of beers)”

Great Market Square (Grote Markt)
Ranked #6 of 50 things to do in Leuven
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Bierbeek, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“home of the Capital (beer bar with largest collection of beers)”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

With a view on 1 of the most beautiful town hall, you can enjoy a lovely beer ( or 2 or 3,...)
And the old market is on 50m away (the longest bar of the world)

Visited May 2014
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Tervuren
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Super Sunny Spot”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

Good atmosphere in the heart of historical Leuven. Lovely bars where you can sit out and have a drink or a bite to eat. Good views of the City Hall and the Cathedral.

Visited April 2014
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Tring, UK
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Have a drink and get an eyeful !”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

The architecture around the square is stunning, especially the Town Hall, with its dozens of statues up the wall. There are loads of bars and restaurants around the square, making it a perfect spot to sit over a drink and take in the scenery and the passers-by. It is a traffic-free area, apart from bikes and the occasional bus.

Visited March 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
449 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Beautiful cathedral and town hall”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

You can see the spires from a distance... and you feel back in the Middle Ages when you walk around this area, which also connects several shopping streets. Gambrinus (on one of the corners) is a great place for a beer or drink.

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Centre of life in Leuven -- great church -- extraordinary town hall”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

The Grote Markt is -- simply put -- the centre of life in Leuven. Every concert, every festival, every wedding, every bit of community celebration takes place here. So go and feel the town, while enjoying the understated Sint Pieters Church and the absolutely one-of-a-kind town hall.

Visited November 2013
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