Leuven is the capital city of the province Flemish Brabant. It’s a university-city which means there are many young people in town. Dutch is the spoken language, however many people speak English and French as well. The city is famous for it’s historic buildings and the local beer culture. The old market (Oude Markt) is a rectangular square and consists mainly bars. It’s given the nickname ‘the longest bar in the world”.
How to travel to Leuven?
Leuven is located at about 20km east of the capital of Brussels. It’s located near the junction of 2 major highway’s, the E40 and E314.
There is a direct train connection between Leuven and Brussels-Airport. The trainstation of Leuven has excellent connections with other Belgian cities as well. Outside the trainstation you can take a bus or taxi to take you to your final destination.
For more information on the Belgium public transport system check: http://www.belgiumtravel.info/en/belgium-public-transport-guide/
Finding Accommodation in Leuven
Leuven Tourist Map:
Getting around in Leuven
The city can be easily explored on foot or by bike. You can rent a bike at:
Rent A Bike / Fietspunt: http://www.leuven.be/en/tourism/adresses-en/fietspunt.jsp
Leuven Leisure: http://www.leuven.be/en/beercapital/adressen/leuven-leisure-fietsverhuur.jsp
Public Transport in Leuven
The bus will bring you wherever you want to go in and around Leuven. Busses are operated bij De Lijn. The central departure point for the buses in Leuven is at the railway station. For more information on the public transport system in Flanders, check http://www.belgiumtravel.info/en/belgium-public-transport-guide/#flanders
Thursday: Flower Market at the Brusselsestraat, from 1-6PM.
Friday: Foods & Clothes Market at the Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein, Herbert Hooverplein andLeopold Vanderkelenstraat from 7 A.M.-1 P.M
Saturday: Antique market at Mathieu de Layensplein from 9 A.M.-6 P.M. Artisanal Market at Brusselsestraat from 9 A.M.-6 P.M. Atisanal and regional products at Oude Markt from 10 A.M. – 4 P.M