Old Market Square (Oude Markt), Leuven
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Known for its nightlife, Old Market Square (Oude Markt) 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 (Oude Markt) during your Leuven vacation using our convenient Leuven trip generator.
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  • A square is environment Center evening of Leuven. Surrounded by classical maisons de Maître of the area, although most of them are restored as did World War II shattered this square... to take advantage of it should go in the summer season, when the terraces are mounted.
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  • I can understand that one likes to party in Leuven, but by the Sunday afternoon may have been already there anyway along with a poetskar, brush, or whatever.. The old market was filled with broken glass, garbage, vomit, ... Proper is different! Tobback do something about it!
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  • walking we are it, very nice and very lively with several local, mola sit and Grayling a beer in the area!
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