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Old Market Square

Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“longest bar” (12 reviews)
Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a very relaxing place to visit and we had a beautifull meal i just think it a place to visit

Thank shamtipp
Reviewed 1 week ago

It feels like I was in the middle ages. The square was a good place to unwind and drink cold and hot drinks esp during summer. It was interesting to note that it is called the longest bar, yet it is not that long. Anyway,...More

Thank audmonamikaela
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stop here each year to have drinks on a terrace. In particular at the 'hapje tapje' weekend, we love to watch the barman/women race. Very enjoyable with a good sphere.

Thank Moonbeam666
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a couple of nice places to have a drink and / or a meal. You are close to everything in the market square.

Thank Buurman_van_Gerard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Leuven is full of the places to grab a beer and eat out and old market is full of them as well. You will definitely enjoy to stroll around and grab a drink or a bite here or there.

Thank Justyna C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oude Markt is the best place to get a beer, sit down and enjoy summer/spring and the amazing view. Not only is it beautiful but also the bars provide a vide variety of Belgian beers (Tripel Karmeliet is a must try). It is a vibrant...More

Thank Orsi L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At this place you can buy local products. cheese, bread, quiche, fruits and vegetable., I really like "escargots" ;)

Thank Tomas H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was there for just an hour. The buildings are really beautiful! The architecture is stunning. There is always something to do! When I was there, there was a symphonic orchestra playing! I also dined there for a reasonable price! It really is worth it...More

Thank Liesbeth H
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I'm originally from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, so when I heard Leuven had the 'world's longest bar' I thought it might be a bit like the Bigg Market. It isn't. In fact it's a very pretty medieval square that happens to be full of bars. There's loads of...More

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

It's a quite pretty square with many cafes and restaurants on it. Crowded with students and locals. Nice architecture and views.

Thank Happy H
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Murray J
29 June 2017|
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Response from Carolinev1574 | Reviewed this property |
It s nearby, Leuven is small and easily accessible on foot.