Day Trip to Leuven from Brussels

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Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



Dutch (fluent), English (advanced), French (advanced), Spanish (advanced)

Leuven, the medieval city at 20 minutes train from Brussel

I'll pick you up at your hotel in Brussels and bring you by train to Leuven, a medieval university city with lots of possibilities and a young atmosphere.
A guided tour of 4 hours will bring you along the Market Place with the townhall and the St-Peterschurch. The Old Market Place and the university buildings with the hidden corners will have no secrets anymore for you. The grand beguinage from the 13th century will take you back into time when the beguins were still living.
As Leuven was a martyr city in the First World War, this history can't fail in the tour.
And of course the biggest brewery in the world, AB Inbev once started in 1366 in Leuven and is now producing the famous Stella Artois.
Don't miss this daytrip now you are so close !
Have a look at my other tours in Leuven !


Leaving Brussel by train for a 20-minutes trip to Leuven.
Upon arrival in Leuven we will start a walk of 4 hours. W'll visit the medieval center of the city including the townhall, The St Peterschurch, the medieval universtity buildings, the Old Market Place with the Kotmadam, the grand beguinage, the University library and much more.
St. Peterschurch treasury is only possible during opening hours of the museum beging from Monday till Saturday from 10am till 15 am, on sunday from 12am till 15 am. Entrance is included in this tour.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the train station in Brussels, your hotel or another central place in the center of Brussels.

End location: At the station in Brussels. If you prefer to stay in Leuven for a while, we can finish the tour in the center or at the train station in Leuven.

Duration: 6 hours

Depending on the traveling day, the hours of the train and the connections if there are any.
If you like to spend more free time in Leuven after the tour, that's of course possible.


From Brussels to Leuven, you will come by train.
Once arrived in Leuven, everything is at walking distance.
Confortable shoes may your walk easier on the Belgian cobblestones.

What’s Included

Other: Price of the trainticket is included, a guided tour of 4 hours including the highlights of the city, the entrance of the treasury of the St-Pieterschurch presenting the original painting of Dirk Bouts, The Last Supper.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euro - The entrance for the treasury is 3 euro.
You don't need any extra cash unless you want to taste the Leuven beer Stella Artois or one of our other Belgian delicious products like chocolates, waffles, french fries, etc...

What’s Extra

Other: Drinks, food or entrence for other museums are not included.

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