Leuven is the principal university town in Belgium—it's the home of the prestigious Catholic University of Leuven, founded in 1432. The city, 19 mi/31 km east of Brussels, has many fine old buildings, including the flamboyant stadhuis (town hall), which has the appearance of a gigantic reliquary.

There are many churches and a 13th-century beguinage, really a town within a town (be sure to visit its little church as well). Although the thriving party culture that surrounds the university will appeal primarily to younger travelers (and of course, the young at heart), the stadhuis and the free city tour offered daily are for everyone.

Request Full Destination Guide

To request access to the full version of this destination guide, please provide your email address below. Your email address will only be used for verification purposes and will not be used for marketing purposes.

Email Address  

  Copyright ©2019 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  Your Travel Specialist
Phone: 253-891-1138
Toll-Free: 800-886-8601
13108 Thomas Road NW
Gig Harbor , Washington 98329
  CST #2058090-40 / WST#602-017-559 / FST #ST38358 / IST#1269