City profile

Leuven is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in the Flemish Region, and is located about 30 kilometers east of Brussels.

It is home to Anheuser-Busch InBev, one of the top five largest consumer goods companies in the world and the largest beer company on the planet. In fact, InBev's Stella Artois brewery and main offices dominate the entire north-eastern part of the town.

Leuven is a real "student city", as during the academic year most citizens in its centre are students.

Leuven sports one of the liveliest bar scenes in Belgium. Besides boasting the "longest bar" in Belgium, the Old Market, dozens of bars and cafes are crammed into a central square.

One of Belgium's finest conservatories is based in Leuven: the Lemmens Institute, which is described as "Faculty of Music, Performing Arts and Education". It is known for its Music Therapy Education and its Wordart-Drama Education. Leuven has a successful summer rock festival Marktrock.


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City Travel

Fly to Brussels from: Dublin, Liverpool, Manchester, Isle of Man, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds (Bradford), Newcastle, London, Sothampton, Bristol.

Train from Brussels to Leuven: 15m