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Leuven Town Hall: Our most recommended tours and activities

Leuven: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Offline Access

1. Leuven: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Offline Access

Find out what Leuven would have been like in the 1500s when it was one of the most important cities in medieval Europe during a self-guided audio walking tour. Begin in Grote Markt, where you’ll see some of the most gorgeous and impressive buildings in Belgium. Among them is Saint Peter’s Church, which was very nearly the world’s tallest building, and the historical Leuven Town Hall with its 236 statuettes. Discover parts of the largest, oldest, and most prominent university in Belgium, KU Leuven University Hall. While you walk through the city center, see Saint Anthony’s Chapel where Father Damien (one of the ten best-known Belgians of all time) is buried, and the impressive Saint Michael’s Church. Stroll down the “longest bar in Europe,” Leuven Oude Markt. Pass by Domus Brewery, where authentic Belgian beer is traditionally brewed. Find a giant bug impaled by a 25-meter pole and Learn about the university library that was burnt down and rebuilt twice.  Admire (from the outside) M Leuven, an art museum that houses a collection of Gothic sculptures and 15th and 19th-century paintings by various artists. You'll also get recommendations on plenty of places to pull up a seat on a terrace and enjoy a relaxing drink or lunch (not included). 

Leuven: Sherlock Holmes Self-guided Smartphone City Game

2. Leuven: Sherlock Holmes Self-guided Smartphone City Game

Experience the excitement of being a detective and join the thrilling Sherlock Holmes game with your team. While celebrating freedom at the Liberty Festival, a man named Balthazar, the head of Homeland Security, is found dead with a knife in his back. The police have apprehended four suspects and it's up to you to solve the case and uncover the truth. By moving around the city you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder. During this murder mystery you can check your progress on the suspect board. Can you solve the murder? Play Sherlock Holmes! IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Date: to book this game you have to choose a date, BUT you can play, pause & continue whenever you like. - Persons: 1 player stands for 1 team. - Note: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field, but does not provide any information about the city!

From Brussels: Leuven Day Trip by Train

3. From Brussels: Leuven Day Trip by Train

The university town of Leuven is known for its youthful atmosphere. Although it's smaller and not as well known as cities like Bruges and Ghent, it's definitely worth exploring this beautiful Flemish city and seeing what it has to offer.  At 10 AM leave Brussels and head towards Leuven, a 30-minute journey away by train. Visit Leuven's Grote Markt and Plaza where you'll find the imposing Church of San Pedro and the famous Town Hall, a masterpiece of Gothic Brabantino. Be amazed by what is perhaps the longest bar in the world in the Oude Markt. See a major school and impressive library, rebuilt after World War II. At the end of the visit, enjoy some free time to eat and see the city at your leisure. Make some purchases or try a Stella Artois, the headquarters being located in Leuven. Your guide will provide you a return train ticket back to Brussels and you can return when you wish.

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