Places we love in Leuven

Leuven was highly rated for beer by 238 guests from the United Kingdom! Leuven travel guide

Drink in the Historic Atmosphere

The beautiful Belgian city of Leuven is located only a 20-minute drive from Brussels and about 40 minutes from Antwerp. This charming destination is home to the archives of the famous philosopher Edmund Husserl, the oldest Catholic university and the largest brewery in the world.

You can wander around the picturesque streets of the city, admire the stunning traditional buildings and savour a refreshing beer near the imposing Grote Markt with the Gothic Town Hall. The majestic church of St. Peter’s and the Grand Beguinage (Groot Begijnhof) are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Visit the M-Museum Leuven, the Treasury of Saint Peter, the National Scouts Museum and the Norbertine Park Abbey and enjoy a magic journey through the rich history of this magnificent city.

Featuring green parks, lively markets and excellent golf courses, Leuven has something for everyone. Situated in the village of Sint-Pieters-Rode, about 18 km away, the stunning moated Horst Castle offers exciting guided tours and an inviting restaurant.

The vibrant university city of Leuven is the capital of the Flemish Brabant Province and a great base to discover Bruges, Ghent, Liege and Hasselt. Brussels Airport is 15 km away and will help you find the right hotel and apartment in historic Leuven.