Old Market Square, Leuven

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Known for its nightlife, Old Market Square boasts over 40 cafes and bars. Choose from a range of spots, from casual to elegant, and during peak season watch the crowds of locals and visitors chatting over drinks. Students often frequent the less expensive bars on the side streets that branch off from the square. Head to one of these hideaways for inexpensive refreshment with a bohemian ambiance. For people-watching, consider finding a spot in the square where you can relax and take in the historical architecture and passersby. Plan to visit Old Market Square and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Leuven attractions using our Leuven online holiday planner .
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  • On this pretty market there is regularly a concert and also Market rock goes here. The terraces are not counting and when weather is sunny, it is a fantastic place where young and old a step into the world. on this place is the famous statue of the "Stacey".
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  • Cozy and everything one would expect from an old, loaded with history, pleasant and picturesque market.
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  • This was a very relaxing place to visit and we had a beautifull meal i just think it a place to visit  more »

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The majority of accommodations in Leuven sits within the small city center, where there is no shortage of mid-range and more expensive hotels. Despite being a university town with a young and lively population, budget travelers have limited options for low-priced hostels. Explore your choices close to the main train station to stay within walking distance of the popular tourist attractions.
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