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Old Market Square

Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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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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Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While we lived in Heverlee in 2014, one of our favorite places to visit was the Old Market Square. It is a favorite for young adults, lots of good restaurants and entertainment, especially in the summer months. We had the exciting time to be there...More

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's busy, it's bustling, it's a touristy market square with cobble stones that'll make visitors' hearts skip a million beats. But is it unique? No. If you've seen one European market square, you've seen them all.

Thank Christiaan_Slabbert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old market is a historical centrepiece of Leuven. It was heavily damaged during WW I and immediately reconstructed in the old style. Now it is very popular with the young and said to be the longest beerdrinking counter in Belgium (or Europe) with almost...More

Thank henricus v
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This was a very relaxing place to visit and we had a beautifull meal i just think it a place to visit

Thank shamtipp
Reviewed 8 August 2017

It feels like I was in the middle ages. The square was a good place to unwind and drink cold and hot drinks esp during summer. It was interesting to note that it is called the longest bar, yet it is not that long. Anyway,...More

Thank audmonamikaela
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We stop here each year to have drinks on a terrace. In particular at the 'hapje tapje' weekend, we love to watch the barman/women race. Very enjoyable with a good sphere.

Thank Moonbeam666
Reviewed 7 August 2017

There are a couple of nice places to have a drink and / or a meal. You are close to everything in the market square.

Thank Buurman_van_Gerard
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Leuven is full of the places to grab a beer and eat out and old market is full of them as well. You will definitely enjoy to stroll around and grab a drink or a bite here or there.

Thank Justyna C
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Oude Markt is the best place to get a beer, sit down and enjoy summer/spring and the amazing view. Not only is it beautiful but also the bars provide a vide variety of Belgian beers (Tripel Karmeliet is a must try). It is a vibrant...More

Thank Orsi L
Reviewed 15 July 2017

At this place you can buy local products. cheese, bread, quiche, fruits and vegetable., I really like "escargots" ;)

Thank Tomas H
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Murray J
29 June 2017|
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Response from Carolinev1574 | Reviewed this property |
It s nearby, Leuven is small and easily accessible on foot.