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Address: Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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The liveliest square in the heart of Leuven. During the day, you can enjoy...

The liveliest square in the heart of Leuven. During the day, you can enjoy some drinks on one of the many terraces. At evening, the ideal place the have a dinner or a drink to unwind after a tiring day.

The longest bar in Europe with over 30 bars and restaurants. Also the place for a lot of (musical) events during the year.

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Great area!

This is such a great area in Leuven, full of stores and lots of places to eat. It is such an incredible place to be, specially at night.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adriana P
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a great area in Leuven, full of stores and lots of places to eat. It is such an incredible place to be, specially at night.

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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

At first I was dissapointed (because of title and what i thought it would be) but still perfect place. A lot of bars, on sunny days square is full of tables and beers (girls as well). Came to Leuven during holidays so streets were not full of students as everybody says it is normally. Still a lot of people. Also... More 

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Thank Lukas Z
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Day and night this is the place to be. On a sunny day the square is filled with tables and chairs and at night there are so many fun bars to pop into. 10/10 must see and experience.

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Thank Riley J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do like such old market places. Yes, they do look and feel more or less the same, but it's still nice to see them, inhale the history, perhaps sit and enjoy a cup of coffee.

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Thank Blumit
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there during this last weekend and the atmosphere of this place is fantastic. Definitely a good place to enjoy the sun and have some drinks with friends!

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Thank Pedro T
Hulshout, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may look like an ordinary square with lots of bars/pubs, filled with students and visitors enjoying the local specialties. Look further, dive into the history, into the middle ages, look for signs of both World Wars... and much more. And Don't forget to enjoy a drink!

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Thank GuppeC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a while all those markets look similar. Always nicer with warm weather. It is a nice experience to sit , enjoy good beer and listen to bells chiming biura and quarters.

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for a relaxed afternoon people watching over a beer or coffee. Lively, warm atmosphere and buzz. Light meals and snacks are available in most of the cafes as well as a wide range of beers, cocktails spirits tea and coffees. The square stays busy into the early hours of the morning but antisocial behaviour is seldom seen. Highly recommend... More 

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Thank AndyKe2
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very touristy area , lot of hustle bustle , Artist performances , local shops , Grab a drink or a Waffle and go round and round

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Tipperary, Ireland
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222 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Plenty places to eat and drink. Large tables to meet and make friends. Good buzz under the canopies out in the street

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