So you are heading to Leuven, Belgium? There are so many awesome and fun things to do in Leuven, Belgium. We created this secret guide to give you access to the best activities we've enjoyed here.
On top of that, here are the 3 top things to do in Leuven, Belgium.
For some of these activities you HAVE to get your ticket in advance. Don't miss this!
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Anyway, back to our secret tips and things to do in Leuven, Belgium.
Curious to discover some secret Leuven tips? You have come just to the right place, so keep reading to get some unique 5 secret tips for Leuven! We teamed up with the fabulous team of Cube Hostel Leuven, the 5 Star Design Hostel in town. The Cube team knows Leuven like the back of their hand. Therefore, we are keen to share with you these secret Leuven tips.
Let’s talk about the secret Leuven tips! The Cube Hostel team and we are proud to share with you these 5 unique recommendations plus an extra tip. We’ll lead you to a flemish restaurant, a rooftop terrace to taste Belgium craft beer, an amazing brunch place and more! And FYI, we also have 5 Secret tips for Ghent and 5 Secret tips for Rotterdam. Might be interesting for you as well.
Leuven is the capital of the province of Flanders, Belgium. Not really a surprise, Leuven has a rich beer culture, and it is known for being the birthplace of several beers. Neither surprising: Leuven also has lots of bars priding themselves in offering a wide variety of local and international beers. One bar offers even more than 3000 different beers – cheers to that!
5+1 Leuven Tips outside the Tourist Box
We keep our geeky guides outside of the touristic box – wanna check it out? Download the Leuven tips here for free! No strings attached, only unique recommendations!
Let us introduce you to following travel tips Leuven:
- A flemish restaurant to enjoy the local cuisine (vegan dishes available)
- Turn into an artist: art place with great coffee
- Get a delicious Belgium craft beer combined with amazing view from this rooftop terrace
- Hipster place to get the best brunch with your friends
- A local Leuven tip for a restaurant? We got you covered!
Extra Tip Leuven: How to get the best of the city during Summer!? We will
Cube Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Leuven
Are you looking for a great Hostel in Leuven? The Cube Hostel is the 5 Star Hostel in Leuven, a lovely home to travelers around the world. It comes in an impressive vintage-traveler-styled design and has an own in-house cinema. Last but not least, it is even part of the Leuven Graffiti tour. Why? The hallway at Cube Hostel is a masterpiece!
Booking recommendation: We do not offer any booking service but recommend to check out the official website of Cube Hostel. There you can usually find the best deal! Also, we collected 11 smart hostel booking hacks to make your reservation like a pro.
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Hostel Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries