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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“Beautiful blast into the past of convent style life in Middle Ages. A must see. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“STUK builds an arts centre of the future by linking art with education, science, youth work, training and more. STUK takes care for artists and audience, brings them together and look for an active relation between them. That way, STUK wants to be a motor for the arts field. There is also a nice bar. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“Nice walk to this old abbey. There is a tearoom/brasserie - www.parkabdij.be”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Best brunch- lunchplace in Leuven! The most things are also biological, local and vegetarian. A surplus: the relax and friendly service!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“A big, popular park in the city center. It can get pretty crowded here on a sunny day, but it's a nice spot to relax in the grass, have a picknick or throw a frisbee.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Route
“Unesco world heritage; walk around the cobblestone streets of the beguinage of Leuven”
  • 8 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“Public sports center: swimming pool, squash, climbing wall, skate park, ... ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Typical Belgian pub/brasserie More than 130 beers to choose from. Also to go for a nice lunch/dinner in a cosy environment. Nice food, nice drinks ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Very vibrant restaurant/bar with nice music. Perfect for a quick, decent meal or a couple of drinks to kick off the night.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Big supermarket, with large choice, open from 8 until 20 every day except on Sundays. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“This supermarket is very close, has great prices, very budget friendly, you can find anything you want.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious vegetarian food. There is a limited choice (only 2 plates) but all ingredients are fresh from the market. Also very good cakes & desserts.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cinema
“1 van mijn favoriete plekken als het regent, kleine alternatieve cinema in cultuurcentrum STUK op de naamsestraat vlakbij het centrum. www.cinemazed.be”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“- A bit out of the center but really worth it! - Expensive but quality fot money - The have a special lunch menu (super lunch) for €21 which is the best in town! (not on sunday or bank holidays) ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“A very nice place for walking, jogging or bike rides. The monastery dates from the 14th century and is open for visitors”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Restaurant in the abbey's old mill, super cozy interior and an amazing view on the lakes. Only a few hundred meters away. On occasion you can watch the ancient mill at work.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Delicious vegetarian food. There is a limited choice (only 2 plates) but all ingredients are fresh from the market. Also very good cakes & desserts.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“- A bit out of the center but really worth it! - Expensive but quality fot money - The have a special lunch menu (super lunch) for €21 which is the best in town! (not on sunday or bank holidays) ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bistro
“Restaurant in the abbey's old mill, super cozy interior and an amazing view on the lakes. Only a few hundred meters away. On occasion you can watch the ancient mill at work.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“(No joke, we like Italian restos :D). This one is known for its fair prices and good food. Pizzas, pastas, they have the normal ones, and special ones. Perfect if you're travelling on a budget!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“next to us and with gard dinner or lunch and has a parking place belgium kitchen”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very delicious vegetarian food, also vegan options. A young and cosy atmosphere.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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