Leuven: Medieval City Ruled by Students

Belgium, Leuven Guide (B): Leuven: Medieval City Ruled by Students

Before moving to Belgium we have heard one thing about Leuven – it is the capital of parties. And I guess it is! From the first two steps in this city, it becomes clear that Leuven is ruled by students. Friends, their talks and laughter, bikes and cyclists, scooters, fully occupied coffee shops – the lively, dynamic and creative atmosphere floats in the air of Leuven.

I have to admit that we got a bit used to the peaceful Belgium life. But while walking in the streets of Leuven we had to remember our safety instincts, which we haven’t used since, probably, our weekend trip to Amsterdam. For example, to watch out for high flow of cyclists and passersby, who have an ability to pop-out from everywhere around in a blink of an eye. But actually that was really nice! We were forced to join the life that is constantly flowing in the streets of this city.

Sadly, the part about nightlife and Leuven being the capital of parties in Belgium wasn’t for us to discover that day. We had only a free afternoon there, and I have to say that it was really sad to leave this city fully unexplored. But we definitely will be back there! Until then I want to share our wonderful experience and the things we saw during our afternoon there.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Leuven: Medieval City Ruled by Students
Guide Location: Belgium » Leuven
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Town Hall Grote Markt square St. Peter’s Church Muntstraat Arenberg Castle Sint-Donatuspark
Author: Paulius Bakanauskas
Read it on author's website: http://travelerschild.com/leuven/