Leuven is known as the beer capital of Flanders. Not surprising as the town is the home of AB Inbev, the biggest brewery brand on the planet. You won’t find a bar in town that doesn’t stock Leffe, Stella or Hoegaarden but they stock plenty of other tasty Belgian brews too. At the other end of the scale from AB Inbev is Domus, a favourite among the natives, the Domus brewery. Around since 1985, this brewery is coupled with the small tavern/restaurant adjecent, that serves its beers. Especially in the Oude Markt – also known as “The longest bar in Europe” – which is home to 40 bars and with the weather beginning to warm up in the Springtime for a tremendous terrace with lots of interesting bars.
There is plenty of stunning architecture and history to the town going back to the Middle Ages and its located on the doorstep of Brussels so you are well linked for short jaunts to other places in Flanders.
The ZBF is held at the Brabanthal Centre in Leuven. The centre is just a 10 minute bus ride from Leuven rail station where there will be a regular free shuttle bus service from the rail station to the venue.
Entry - free
Tasting Glasses – €3 deposit. You can keep this as a souvenir or return the glass undamaged for your deposit.
Beer Tokens – €1 (1 Token = 1 Beer).
Startpacket - €10 (Tasting Glass & 5 tokens)
Opening Hours - Saturday: 12:00 – midnight and Sunday: 11:00 – 21:00
More Info on the festival Click here
Depart: London St.Pancras 12.58 Arrive: Brussels 16.08
Connection: Brussels to Leuven – SNCB
Accommodation: 4* Novotel Leuven Centrum, room only for 3 nights
Monday 29th April 2019
Connection: Leuven to Brussels by SNCB – Brussels
Depart: Brussels 12.52 Arrive: London St. Pancras 14.05
- £100 pp non-refundable deposit required at the time of the booking; the outstanding balance is due 12 weeks before trip.
New architecture Besides magnificent centuries-old buildings, Leuven and its sub-boroughs also have their new architectural tours de force. The most important of these are to be found along the Vaartkom – Station Area – Philips Site axis.
University walk this walk illustrates the ties between Leuven’s centuries-old university and the town. You stroll past the University Hall, the Old Market, the old, the Central University Library and the Erasmus Building (Faculty of Letters).