Theme Week Belgium – The university city of Leuven

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Main Library of the Catholic University of Leuven © Athenchen

Main Library of the Catholic University of Leuven © Athenchen

A stone’s throw from Brussels and the national airport and at the intersection of two international motorways there stands the old Burgundian university town of Leuven. Few towns in Flanders appeal to the imagination more than this haven for students, where history, culture, architecture, gastronomy and modern science are intermingled to form a compelling cocktail.

In terms of culture, art history and gastronomy Leuven has a wide range of possibilities. From its gastronomic tours de force to the dazzling Gothic Town Hall, from a delicious Leuven pint and the student atmosphere of the Old Market Square to the demure magnificence of the Saint-Peter’s church, Leuven has it all – and more. You are guaranteed to come back again. Leuven is very proud of both its past and its heritage, and rightly so. There is so much to see and to do in and around Leuven that one visit is simply not enough.

Grote Markt - Great Market © Snowdog Orangery of Kruidtuin © Athenchen Namenstraat © Jeanhousen Martyr's Square © Steven Fruitsmaak Groot Begijnhof © Snowdog Town hall © Nk-Multichill Tafelrond © Michiel1972 St Pieters Church © Athenchen Main Library of the Catholic University of Leuven © Athenchen
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Main Library of the Catholic University of Leuven © Athenchen
Leuven has developed into a well-equipped, modern town with a thriving service industry economy and with a good balance of old and new buildings combining to offer a well-designed infrastructure to suit the demands of today’s modern city with a rich tradition.

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