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City break in Leuven. Active leisure ideas for Leuven - attractions, recreation and nightlife

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 - Hortus Botanicus Lovaniensis. Founded in the first half of the 18th century, it is the oldest botanical garden in the country. An extensive collection of garden includes hundreds of rare plants brought from different parts of the world. The garden has a large greenhouse, where there are tropical plants and flowers.
Leuven is famous for its historical monuments and picturesque parks. Special entertainment can be found here for tourists with children. There is an excellent amusement park in the city … Open
The best place for a family vacation is a Domaine provincial de Kessel-Lo amusement park. It will surprise visitors with an abundance of parks and playgrounds. The park has a large swimming pool, a large terrace with some colorful furniture for relaxing and a cafe. Park Sint-Donatuspark is appreciated by fans of sports entertainment. Here you can ride a bike or roller skates, walk on foot or have a picnic. Despite the fact that the park is located in the heart of the city, there is always atmosphere of harmony and tranquility here.
In the center of the city a popular cinema, Cinema ZED, is situated. Every day, it provides a great program for visitors, which, in addition to new products, also includes favorite movies of past years. The main part of Leuven’s nightlife is located on the main street. There are night clubs, pubs and bars that are popular among local. Entertainment there is no less interesting than the nightclubs, and the choice of treats deserves the highest praise. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Traditional treats of Leuven are considered pastries, cheese, wine and local beer. These goodies make the national cuisine special and unique. The honorable place of local cuisine is … Open
For those who like shopping Grote Markt square will be the most attractive place, on weekends it is always hosts a big market; some interesting fairs are held in other days of week. This is where you can buy the best souvenirs, fresh food and the best homemade wine. Near the square there are several popular shopping centers that offer clothes and accessories of leading brands. Travelers who were not enough of local attractions and entertainment options are recommended to visit the nearby town of Halle. It will certainly please those who like to walk on foot and visit interesting shops.
Escape clubs located in Leuven are a real find for those wishing to increase the levels of the "extreme hormone" in the blood while using all their wits and ingenuity. The best ones include centers with simple names (but not simple quests) such as ExitRoom and Escape Room Leuven. Quests and rooms are perfectly selected in the clubs, so that every visitor can find rooms to their liking, including those themed on medicine, space or detective. It is also worth noting that escape quests are great for hanging out with family or friends, this is a kind of team-building event that increases the level of trust between members.
Residents of Leuven may seem quite restrained and cold to foreign guests. Such behavior shouldn’t be regarded as a sign of hostility towards foreigners – the thing is that people … Open
Laser3000 is another entertainment center that would be of interest to a large group of friends who can have a great time playing laser tag. Also, we shouldn't fail to mention Downtown Jack where visitors are happy to play billiards and relax in a cafe. Arcave is designed for those who want to experience how virtual feels like. The center is suitable for both independent tourists and those traveling along with friends or family. Go to Kinepolis Leuven to watch some of the latest movies, or visit Universitair Sportcentrum KU Leuven to enjoy various sports grounds.
Het Depot is recommended to those who wish to attend interesting concerts or theatrical performances. Just be sure to check out the upcoming events. Have a good time in Aquaheaven where visitors are provided with nice pools, a jacuzzi, thermal zones. The place itself resembles Roman baths. No less popular spa in Leuven is Vitala Beauty & Wellness - here, among other things, a wonderful sauna is available for visitors. The center is very clean and well-maintained, which attracts many tourists and local residents. It is also worth noting that cycling is especially popular in the city, so you should not miss the opportunity to rent a bike (you can do this at almost every step) and take a ride.
The main symbol of Leuven is located in the heart of the city; the old Town Hall, Stadhuis, is a true example of the so-called ‘Flamboyant Gothic.’ Construction of the building began … Open
For those wishing to have a good time after dusk, it is worth mentioning several bars and clubs. Among the best facilities of this kind are Fiere Margriet with its spacious atmosphere, Bardot Leuven gathering dancing enthusiasts, as well as The Beer Capital where, as the name implies, the main emphasis is put on beer - and its selection is really mind-blowing. In Café Belge, you can try authentic Belgian draft beers with delicious Belgian specialties. Rock Cafe is no less interesting, especially for those who prefer street bars to sitting indoors.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Leuven and surroundings

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Leuven
♥   National Park 'Grenspark de Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide' , 61.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Loonse en Drunense Duinen' , 91.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Groote Peel' , 91.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Biesbosch' , 97.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Scarpe-Escaut' , 101 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Leuven
♥   Amusement park 'ZoetWaterPark' Oud-Heverlee, 6.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Walibi Belgium' Wavre, 21 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Expo ’58' Brussels, 25.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Bobbejaanland' Lichtaart, 38.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Circus Bruul' Geel, 40.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Leuven
♥   Water park 'Aqualibi' Wavre, 21 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Océade' Brussels, 25.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' Mol, 50.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Molenheide' Houthalen-Helchteren, 53.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'AquaMundo Center Parcs De Vossemeren' Lommel, 60.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Leuven
♥   Restaurant 'Osteria Michele' Leuven. Type - Italian. 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'd’Artagnan' Leuven. Type - Classic cuisine. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Bistro Tribunal' Leuven. Type - Meats and grills|Classic cuisine. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Zarza' Leuven. Type - Belgian. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Faculty Club' Leuven. Type - Modern cuisine. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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City break ideas for neighbours of Leuven

Guide to your best city break in Leuven - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Leuven - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Leuven?' disappears immediately.
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