- Resort type: City resort
- Landscape: Town, Riverside
- What to do: Historical & Architectural Monuments, Hiking, Nightlife
Leuven is a city in Flemish Brabant Province in Belgium. This resort is situated on the shores of the Delhi River to the east of Brussels. It borders Rotselar, Holsbek, Lubeck, Bierbeek, Oud-Heverlee, Bertem, Herent and Haht.
Leuven is a starting point for travelling to other Belgian regions. Not far from the city, there are popular touristic resorts such as Antwerp, Bruges, Liege, Mechelen and Hasselt.
The lovers of the excursion tourism will love the time they spent in Leuven. Large Beguinage is the main sight of the city. In the past, it was a settlement for the followers of a religious movement of Beguines. Today Beguinage is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is a student campus.
During an excursion tour, the tourists will see a hallmark of the city, a Gothic-style Leuven Town Hall. Those who are interested in religious sights should visit the oldest shrine of the city Saint Peter’s Church.
If you prefer to spend time outside and be closer to the nature, go to Leuven Botanical Garden. There are about 800 species of plants.
Excursions to Stella Artois brewery are arranged for the tourists. You will learn the secrets of making this beverage and will see all the stages of the brewery process.
The best dishes inspired by the Belgian cuisine are served in the restaurants Arenberg, Masalatop and Zappaz.
At night, the clubs Capital and Louvain Louvain open their doors.