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KU Leuven is in Leuven, a walkable area that's popular for being business-friendly and inexpensive. Distinct for its festivals and university setting, this locale has many top choices for dining, drinking beer, and sipping a cup of coffee. The area has hotels near KU Leuven, and it makes a great base for sightseeing in and around Leuven.
In addition to KU Leuven, there are many other activities and attractions in Leuven. Popular things to do in the area include shopping and biking. Some top attractions include the area's monuments and university.
An enjoyable day at the park is awaiting you at Sint-Donatus Park, Abbey Park, or Kessel-Lo Provincial Park. Explore nature at Tervuren Arboretum, Averegten Provincial Park, and Tivoli Park. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Old Market Square, Woluwe Shopping Centre, and Ijzerenleen Street. A visit to Stella Artois, Kampenhout Golf Club, or Winge Golf Club won't disappoint either.
You can check out the local talent at STUK, Mechelen City Theater, and Albert Hall Complex. Browse the collections at M - Museum Leuven, Sportimonium Sports Museum, or Albert Couvreur Pharmaceutical Collection. Pope's College, Brussels Gate, and Opsinjoorke Statue are significant monuments. Grand Market Square, St. Peter's Church, and University Hall are some of the notable landmarks. Take a tour of campus around UZ Leuven Gasthuisberg Campus, KU Leuven, or Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Create some family memories at Kruidtuin Botanical Garden, Gardens of Hoegaarden, and Planckendael Zoo. Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Belgian Comic Strip Center, Cathedral of St. Michael, and Museum of Musical Instruments - Old England Building. Leuven Town Hall, Tweebronnen Library, and Ladeuze Square are other top spots to see.
Get to KU Leuven by air. Brussels (BRU) is the closest major airport, 9.6 miles (15.5 km) from Leuven. At 24.1 miles (38.8 km), Antwerp (ANR-Antwerp Intl.) is the next closest airport. You can take the train to Leuven Brussels Station, but Leuven Station and Leuven Heverlee Station are also in the vicinity.