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Preparing your trip to Leuven: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Het Tafelrond Grote Markt Leuven 1. Travelers, who are in Leuven for the first time, are sure to visit the tourist office located next to the Town Hall. There you can purchase a great set of colorful cards and booklets describing all the important sights at a moderate price, and learn about upcoming cultural events.
2. The city is considered to be quite calm and safe, but pickpocketing is still common. Vacationers shouldn’t take valuables with them; they are best kept in the hotel safe. In public places belongings should be monitored particularly closely, under no circumstances leave them unattended.
3. In shopping centers, entertainment venues and major restaurants you can pay with a credit card; almost all cards of international standard are accepted. Cash is needed only to those who hope to attend a small budget cafes, souvenir shops and open markets.
4. Local people are very sociable and friendly. However, foreign tourists should stay away from some of the topics of communication, which are considered taboo. It is unpermitted to discuss the royal family and to question the importance of certain historical events. Locals don’t like comparisons with the French; it’s not worth to touch the theme of inter-ethnic relations in conversation.
5. Going for a walk, you should definitely take a copy of your passport and a map of the hotel. Under current law, every citizen of the city and every guest must have an identity document. On the streets of Leuven various inspections are held. Copyright
6. Many restaurants and cafes include service charge in the total bill. However, if the client was happy with the service, then he should definitely leave a tip of 5 - 10% of the total order. This gesture is a sign of courtesy.
7. Budget travelers will enjoy local pubs. Although the cost of beer in some places is rather high, prices of treats remain moderate. In many of these places a huge platter of sandwiches and other snacks is available for free when you order a beer mug.
Leuven is the lively student city, where there are beautiful parks, bustling pubs and nightclubs, as well as abundance of stylish shops. Nature lovers will enjoy the local Botanical Garden - … Open
8. On the streets of the city the perfect cleanliness is maintained, so in any case don’t leave garbage in wrong places. It can only be disposed in a special litter-box; for non-compliance fines up to 150 euros are collected.
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What to visit being in Leuven - unique sights

Water Tower Conversion

From the series “The Most Bizarre and Fancy Living Houses”
The original construction was completely restored, on the ground floor the garage was furnished. For the convenience of the residents the tower was provided with the elevator. The rooms were designed as minimalism. The modern furnishings of the old tower have nothing in common with the old traditions. The elegant colors and the strict forms weigh in the interior furnishing. The original house in the water tower is environmentally friendly and is designed with the natural materials. In addition, the house uses the alternative energy sources, which makes it even more unique. … Read further

Dinner In The Sky

From the series “The Most Exotic Restaurants in the World”
Despite the impressively high prices, the restaurant has never lacked the customer. To book the platform for a few hours, you must pay at least 20,000 US Dollars. On a special order, a platform next door can be raised, on which the piano is set up. The more frugal guests can dine with the violin. The second most populous restaurant of the network is in Vienna and was opened a few years ago. Dinner in the Sky is an excellent restaurant for those travelers who want to get hungry after new impressions and change their everyday life. … Read further

Celebrities Underwear Museum

From the series “Strange, Weird and Unusual Museums Amusing its Visitors”
All collages presented in the museum are humorous and charming. One of the best collages is, according to the opinion of the museum founder, the collage depicting Nicolas Sarkozy. The talented painter does not want to stand still. He aims to expand the collection of the original museum and to prove to his guests that 'face to face all underwear are the same.' … Read further

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