Leuven is well known for its countless enjoyable bars and cafés, ranging from student drinking holes and boisterous dance cafés to trendy cocktail lounges. Partly due to the presence of the students, Leuven has a very lively nightlife.
The Oude Markt is Leuven’s meeting place par excellence, particularly in warm weather when the numerous terraces quickly fill up. You can sample the very tastiest local beers in unique, atmospheric surroundings. Students, visitors and locals come here to enjoy a drink, take in the atmosphere and enjoy a good chat. The world has been put to rights here dozens of times over. Here is an overview of the greatest places to go out in Leuven.