Welcome to Leuven

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There are few other places in Flanders that appeal more to the imagination than this exuberant university town. Are you interested in shopping or cultural activities, enjoying gastronomical pleasures or admiring art, visiting ancient buildings or viewing modern architecture? Whatever you are looking for in a city, can be found in Leuven. A people-friendly city with a small-town feel, but completely in pace with a rapidly changing society. Leuven is situated right in the centre of Belgium. Its easy accessibility is an advantage. But there are many more good reasons to visit the "Jewel of the River Dyle". You will soon find out: this city will never let you go.


Population 97.000
Currency Euro, EUR 1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Most shops are open from 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. On Thursday, most shops are open from 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Website www.visitleuven.be
Newspapers Events in Leuven: UitInLeuven (only in Dutch)
Best known newspapers:
Het Laatste Nieuws
De Morgen
De Standaard
Het Nieuwsblad
Emergency numbers 112 or 101
Tourist information Toerisme Leuven, Naamsestraat 3, 3000 Leuven
T: +32 16 20 30 20, toerisme@leuven.be
Open from Monday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Closed on public holidays, intervening holidays between a public holiday and a weekend and all Sundays from 1 November to the end of February.