Hotspots in Leuven

Hotspots in Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (B)

Last week, I went to Leuven in Belgium to visit a friend who is studying in the city. This was my first time in Leuven, so I was very curious about the city. In this article I will share some hotspots from the city and some tips where to go when you are planning a trip to Leuven.

Attention for all the chocolate lovers! In Leuven you can find a café that is all about chocolate: various types of chocolate milk combinations and a lot of delicious food (with of course chocolate). A real heaven in my opinion. I tried the white hot chocolate with marshmallows. The chocolate milk was made of real chocolate pieces, mixed with warm milk. A real nice treat! The café is located in the city center, but when you do not know where it is exactly located, it is hard to find. It is located at the ‘Alfons Smetsplein’ and at the opposite of the square from the Thai House.

These two buildings are located in the heart of the center, at the Grote Markt (big market). They are standing next to each other at the square, so both are very easy to find. The city hall immediately got my attention, while it has a gorgeous architecture; so beautiful! I can imagine why it took three architects and thirty years to build it, while the building is very detailed. The building features 236 statues which all shows famous people from Leuven and biblical figures. Nowadays, the city hall has a ceremonial function and the tourist information center is situated on the side of the city hall. You can also visit the inside of the building every day at three p.m. and the entrance fee is € 4,-.The Saint Peter’s Church is the oldest church in Leuven. It was built in 986, but the church burnt down in 1176, so a new Romanesque church was built with a crypt, an extension, at the back of the choir. The inside of the church is free to enter for tourists and worth the visit if you have a thing for churches. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Hotspots in Leuven
Guide Location: Belgium » Leuven
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Daphne Van Der Pol
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bar Quetzal
  • City hall
  • Saint Peter’s Church
  • Groot Begijnhof
  • Café The Capital
  • The library
  • Abbey Van Vlierbeek
  • Abbey Van Park
  • De Werf