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Great Market Square (Grote Markt)

Leuven, Belgium
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Drinks and dinner

A very charming square with several terraces. A great place to people watch. Agora is our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Huizen, The Netherlands
Start your tour of the Old Town here

3 café/bistros on the square to rest at and admire the Town Hall. Not much else going on so start... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Malcolm G
Mississauga, Canada
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Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very charming square with several terraces. A great place to people watch. Agora is our favourite terrace in the afternoon. The waiters and waitresses work very hard under the supervision of the manager or owner. Be prepared to pay €1.-- for a glass of...More

Thank Moonbeam666
Reviewed 6 July 2017

3 café/bistros on the square to rest at and admire the Town Hall. Not much else going on so start your explorations from here.

Thank Malcolm G
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Although only small, this square is architecturally-stunning. Good bars/restaurants too. Though if you're only in Leuven for one day/night, it is worth wandering around the rest of town as well - there are some really atmospheric back streets so don't think the two main squares...More

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Leuven is very compact and worth visiting as there is the historical centre with eye catching architecture Even to just sit on the grote markt and look around is already wonderful

Thank Puck Y
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful area to walk. Lots of shops and restaurants. Be aware that most shops close around 6. Only restaurants are open later. Loved Leuven. Loved old architecture. Very relaxing area!

Thank Skbrown12
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Following dinner we had a wander around the square, lots and lots of bars and restaurants to choose from. Very lively, very friendly. Late openings.

Thank George2351
Reviewed 13 May 2017

interesting square with many bars and brasseries around. both meals in different bars/cafe's were good value and well cooked

Thank jamescE3374NI
Reviewed 23 April 2017

lots to do in leuven plenty of historic buildings in this old university town dont miss the town hall and university library

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This is a place with lots of shops and restaurants; there is a lot happening at night and such a fun and upbeat area. It is surrounded by cute little cafes and always full of young people that are part of this young town.

Thank Adriana P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wow very impressive architecture and a place to sit down outside a cafe and just enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank cliffordbest01
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