Old Market Square (Oude Markt), Leuven
(4.5/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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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  • One of the oldest markets of the city is full of people at the weekend. The place is very popular with the residents of the city and visitors too. Especially it is crowded with people on Fridays and S...  more »
  • Even for this place I stay whenever I go to Leuven impressed by life within this square surrounded by locals and ... the rivers of beer that "flow" between the many people that make it alive as an evening of August in southern Italy
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  • This place is nice. In a city with more packaging, it would probably pass unnoticed, but in Leuven it is striking. There are bars with terraces, so you can leverage to take something at reasonable price. You will not be impressed, but if you've decided to go to Leuven, you should stop by here.
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