Old Market Square
Old Market Square
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
The liveliest square in the heart of Leuven. During the day, you can enjoy some drinks on one of the many terraces. At evening, the ideal place the have a dinner or a drink to unwind after a tiring day. The longest bar in Europe with over 30 bars and restaurants. Also the place for a lot of (musical) events during the year.
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anthony r
Aurora, CO246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The wife and I went here on a whim. We had a free day with no plans in Brussels, she saw Leuven on the internet, so we decided to go. Went to train station, bought our tickets and jumped on a train It was that easy). It is a cool little European college town. Lots of old ancient buildings to see. A huge town square. was a really cool last minute planned trip to fill up a free day we had. Beautiful place and very easy to get to from Brussels.
Written 29 February 2024
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Liam
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Longest bar in Europe . Well it definitely it is , with lots of terraces, gets really busy at night time with lots of music and amazing nightlife going on.
Written 28 July 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,776 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This is labeled as the longest bar in Europe. Well maybe it is as the terraces and bars go on and on in this big, linear open square. Well not so open anymore as it is filled in with the terraces. On a sunny day the chairs were out there waiting for customers. It must be busy and amazing at night.
Written 14 May 2023
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Vlad P
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
The place to be in Leuven, longest terras and bar in
europe!
At night it gets very busy with many clubs with different styles of music
Written 9 April 2023
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Abbas
Leuven, Belgium316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Its like a big bar that can fit 4000 people. Great atmosphere with the crowds and drinking beer and enjoying themselves. I visited during pandemic and it was empty but i can imagine how great in normal days it is.
Written 31 May 2020
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Nirvana K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Friends
Nice place with bars to hang out with friends. Especially if you are a teen college goer. We usually go if friends come to visit from outside. A bit noisy at night with too many drunk teen people creating rackus.
Written 24 April 2020
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Royax
Copenhagen, Denmark1,969 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
It's winter when I visited this place so the market seems empty. But there are a lot of restaurants and bars around.
Written 29 February 2020
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Lewispour
London, UK21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We came here for the longest bar crawl in the world! It was good fun but different to what we expected - even on a Saturday night the area does not really come to life until after midnight, and even then is fairly relaxed. Better for couples or small groups than a typical bar crawl I would say.
Written 8 February 2020
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Matty
Amsterdam, The Netherlands650 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Beautiful square with the largest amount of bar meters in Europe! Perfect to feel that Leuven is a university city. Full of pubs, no high-end restaurants here. Many terraces and seatings outside. On Tuesdays student night.
Written 5 November 2019
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Berns
Toronto, Canada177 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Drove over from France for our first experience in Belgium. We stopped in at the square for a stroll around and glass of wine. Not much around the square other than quite a few restaurants. Little did we know that we needed a blue disc for parking. We have never seen this before and the signage wasn’t clear at all. What we could tell was that we had a max 2 hrs for parking. Many tourists stop here and it should be made more clear about what this blue disc is. Not a great first experience in Belgium.
Written 9 October 2019
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