Leuven (Leuven Dutch, French Louvain) is a Belgian city in the Flemish Region and is located around 20 kilometers east of Brussels, on the river Dyle. Leuven is especially known for its university: of 92000 inhabitants are 37000 students. The town has some of the finest examples of Flemish architecture, especially the Gothic Town Hall and the Old Market. The name 'Leuven' used today first appears in writings from the 16th century. Leuven includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Groot Begijnhof (Great Beguinage) and the bell tower of St. Peter.
Recommended is a trip to the castle Royal Castle of Laken (Map) (24 km) near Brüssel. The Royal Castle of Laeken (Dutch: Kasteel van Laken , French: Château de Laeken, German: Schloss Laken) is the official residence of the King of the Belgians.
Hotel Binnenhof (Map), Maria-Theresiastraat 65 3000, Leuven, double room about 135 EUR, tel.+32 16 20 55 92, http://www.hotelbinnenhof.be/, Wi-Fi included , city, train station Leuven Station about 370 meters, train station Leuven about 390 meters, bus stop in 445 meters
Martin's Klooster (Map), Onze Lieve Vrouwstraat 3000, Leuven, double room about 255 EUR, city, bus stop in 970 meters
Novotel Leuven Centrum (Map), Vuurkruisenlaan 4 3000, Leuven, double room about 134 EUR, city, train station Leuven Station about 635 meters, bus stop in 670 meters
Hotel Ibis Leuven Centrum (Map), Brusselsestraat 52 3000, Leuven, double room about 108 EUR, http://www.ibis.com/nl/hotel-1457-ibis-hotel-leuven-centrum, city, bus stop in 840 meters
Hostels and budget hotels are very expensive. Hotels are , however, expensive. Camping
Gothic Town Hall The Town Hall, built by Sulpitius van Vorst, Jan II Keldermans, and, after both of them died, Matheus de Layens between 1439 and 1463 in a Brabantian late-Gothic style. The reception hall dates from 1750 (Map). Saint Peter's Church (Dutch: Sint-Pieterskerk) of Leuven, Belgium, is situated on the city's Grote Markt (main market square), right across the ornate Town Hall. Built mainly in the 15th century in Brabantine Gothic style, the church groundfloor has the shape of a cross with a low bell tower that has never been completed (Map). University Library Universiteitsbibliotheek on the Ladeuzeplein. (Map). Beguinage A sort of medieval monastery for women. The well-kept gardens are great photo opportunities (Map). Park Abbey (Dutch: Abdij van 't Park; also Parc Abbey) is a Premonstratensian abbey in Belgium, at Heverlee just south of Leuven, in Flemish Brabant.
The Annales Parchenses were written here in the 12th century (Map). Fonske , the fountain of wisdom, on the Fochplein. (Map). Collegium Trilingue , near the Vismarkt. (Map). Castle of Arenberg Arenberg Castle is a castle in Heverlee close to Leuven in Belgium. It is surrounded by a park (Map). Sint Kwinten. (Map).
Type: Stadt Popularity as travel destination (0-20): 8 Tourism in Löwen: very high Popular with backpackers: very popular Best travel months: Jul Aug Jun Price level for travel (Frankfurt Main=100): 114