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Are you looking for historic spots, museums, nature walks, concerts, festivals, brasseries, restaurants, parks, and so on? Martin’s Hotels will be happy to make a selection of the tourist attractions and the best addresses in your hotel’s neighbourhood.

And if you would like to visit Brussels, we can highly recommend a couple of places that you must not miss in Europe’s capital city. Simply ask us for details – it’s our pleasure to help make your trip as pleasant as possible. We wish you an excellent stay!

Nightlife

Jazzy Nights

At Klooster Bar
Every Friday Night from 20:00 till 23:00
brought to you by Ernst Vranckx & Friends

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Historic sites

Leuven Town Hall

The town hall, also called the Pantheon of Leuven, is a singular historical building. It is inspired by  the Late Gothic style, with its four corner spires, two middle spires and central access stair.

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Historic sites

Saint Peter's Church in Leuven

The beautiful Saint-Peter's Church is the oldest church in Leuven. The original building was erected in the Romance  style in the 11th century, but it was rebuilt in the Gothic style in the 15th century.

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Historic sites

Oude Markt

The Oude Markt is the beating heart of Leuven, especially when the sun's out. The square is surrounded by countless bars and restaurants, where you can relax in between two visits and sample the numerous local beers. 

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Nature walks / Historical sites

The Grand Béguinage

The Grand Béguinage constitutes a quarter of more than 6 hectares. This verdant oasis of tranquility housed a real beguinage since the 13th century, until it was turned into a public park and modern housing.

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Culture and museums

Leuven's University

The Catholic University of Leuven is the oldest university in Belgium. It was originally comprised of four faculties (arts, canon law and civil law, medicine, and theology). Today, the building accomodates the university's administration. 

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Culture and museums

Leuven's University Library

Leuven's current university library was completely rebuilt on the ruins of the university hall, which was destroyed during the First World War.

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Culture and museums / Historical sites

The Arenberg Castle

The dukes of Arenberg built the Arenberg castle in the 16th century. In the 19th century, as a result of countless renovations, the residential castle bore the characteristics of many different styles: Late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Gothic.

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Culture and museums / Historical sites

The Papal College

The Papal College was founded in 1523 by Pope Adrian VI, to house theology students. At the end of the 18th century it was completely rebuilt in the classicistic style.

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Culture and museums

M – Museum

M is Leuven's magnificent new museum. It opened its doors in 2009 and exhibits unique 19th-century Flemish Primitives , who painted or sculpted in the flamboyant Gothic style.

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Culture and museums / Historical sites

M - Treasury of Saint Peter's

The Treasury of Saint Peter's Church is a wonderful Brabantian Gothic edifice from the 15th century. It accommodates a museum with different paintings and sculptures from the M collection, including "The Seven Sacraments" by Rogier van der Weyden.

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Nature walks

The botanical garden

Leuven's botanical garden is the oldest of its kind in Belgium. It boasts more than 800 different plant species from all over the world, in open air or the greenhouse.

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Nature walks

Leuven's abbeys, by bike

Leuven's tourist office recommends a cycling trip past four old abbeys. These religious buildings are important tourist attractions, and a testimony to the region's rich religious history. 

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Shopping

Shopping in Leuven

Brusselsestraat and surrounding area
Bondgenotenlaan and surrounding area
Diestsestraat and surrounding area

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Cinema and nightlife

Cinema Kinepolis Leuven

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Cinema and nightlife

Cinema Zed

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Sports

The Martin’s Golf Pass

Martin's Hotels offers you an exclusive pass to 14 golf clubs in Belgium. Fairways between the trees, windswept golf courses – the various aspects offer something for everyone, regardless of handicap.

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