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“oude markt”(27 reviews)
“longest bar”(14 reviews)
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...more
Old Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 20 30 20
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a great place to grab a beer, sit down and enjoy the view. The is an amazing buzz around the square, you just cant beat it!

Thank blue_haddock
Reviewed 6 September 2018

It's like any other bar areas but it has fancy named bars like meeting room, galvino etc. all dedicated to professors. One of the longest bar line. Ambiance is welcoming. More alive than other place though. More student city feel than I expected.

Thank bhawana j
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The best area to enjoy good drinks at affordable prices. With a nice view onto the square with their beautyful mansions and the company of the "Kotmadam"

Thank danishbear69
Reviewed 16 August 2018

this place is crazy with student crowd! want to try beers just get into any cafe! lovely crowd and full of life!

Thank Hemashri5
Reviewed 31 July 2018

A great square with lots of eats (Italian, American, you name it!) Many tables and interesting to see

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 26 July 2018

There are a lot of restaurants, places to hand out, all in one place and almost every evening there is someone playing live music (surprisingly good music). All in all it has a good vibe in the evening and I enjoyed going there every day,...More

1  Thank KissTheRottweiller
Reviewed 9 July 2018

hard time finding a bar in leuven? search no more.. the 'oude markt / old market' has all of them collected together. concerts / football / events / good times.. it all happens here

Thank Ben V
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This is the place with many-many restaurants/bars/cafes and consequently in the evening it is full of people, loudy (in positive sense), crowdy, nice and jolly! Most of houses were rebuilt in 1914-1922 after the most of Leuven was burnt by Germans and you can see...More

Thank Spirinetti
Reviewed 22 June 2018

One would think that the buildings here are many centuries old, that is not the case. One needs to have a local with historical knowledge to explain how this place came to being and just how resilient the people of Leuven have been over the...More

Thank Rix_11
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This place is filled with bars and so there's something for everyone, just don't go to Metropole. Service/staff was so bad. And we ordered peanuts and they came in a bag (torn open) which layed on a platter which didn't seem very clean. They could...More

1  Thank Talitha M
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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.