Mecca of Books and Beer
An ancient city with a young heart, Leuven is home to KU Leuven, one of Europe’s oldest and most important universities. It is a city beloved by generations of students, as evidenced by its historic college buildings that dominate the cosy squares and streets. And in the wake of its great university, Leuven has grown into a place of knowledge from where high-tech companies conquer the world!
More than just a university city, Leuven is also the beer capital of the world! This fantastic town is the birthplace of the world-famous Stella Artois beer and houses the headquarters of AB Inbev, the largest brewery concern on the planet.
Less than 15 minutes by train from Brussels Airport, this small city with its modern hotels and special historic venues is the ideal location for meetings and conferences up to 500 pax.
Top 5 things to do
Leuven’s 15th century Town Hall is the city’s pride and joy. Enjoy the impressive façade from the Grand Market, or take advantage of one of the daily tours.
Tour the AB Inbev Brewery, home to Stella Artois, Leffe, Hoegaarden and many more. See the brewery in action and enjoy a cool beer after your visit!
Live the student life and enjoy a beer in one of the 45 pubs on the cosy Old Market Square, the 'longest bar' in Europe.
Visit the impressive Gothic and 19th century art collection of Museum M and enjoy a splendid view of the city from its rooftop terrace.
Wander through Leuven’s Grand Béguinage, a tranquil town-within-a-town, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.