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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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New Delhi, India
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To-day 38 bars (cafés) are located on the Old Market Sqaure. This figure changes every now and then. In summer time all terraces are open, giving room for over 5000 seats. Eat or drink whatever you like, ( more then 2000 different beers!)at very reasonable prices. Most favourite sqaure for the 50.00 students in Leuven. Lots of events in the... More 

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Thank Zipakira
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This square is really nice, there are a lot of different bars. If you want to just sit and have a drink, this is a possibility and if you want to have a good party is a possibility as well! Enjoyed it here multiple times!

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Herent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful square in the beautiful center of Leuven. A square full of bars to drink and dance with locals and international people.

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Lubbeek, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

For the locals, this is the hot spot of Leuven's nightlife, beautiful square with great terraces. During summer it isn't easy to find a spot...

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you want enjoy a good drink and sit a bit in the sun without having cars all around this is very nice. Leuven is offering a lot of nice places but this one is special.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

How can a singe city can be so beautiful? I Actually think Leuven is more amazing than Brussel. Definetly.

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Voghera, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I like drink a good beer in this very beautiful square , lot of people nice during the day special in the night

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 508 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The Old Market is called in Leuven the De langste bar ter wereld or in English “The Longest bar in the world.” No wonder, all we could see while walking there were pubs, and more pubs and restaurants that serves beer and alcohol! There were more chairs and tables there than pedestrians! There was a small place where we could... More 

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