Is Leuven Worth Visiting for Solo Female Travelers?

Leuven, located in the heart of Belgium, is a vibrant and beautiful city known for its rich history and cultural heritage. Commanding an inland position in the country's Flemish Brabant province, Leuven is famed as the home of the oldest Catholic university in the world, KU Leuven, established in 1425. Wandering around the city's picturesque streets, visitors are enchanted by magnificent medieval architecture, including the monumental Gothic Town Hall and the impressive St. Peter's Church - celebrated masterpieces of Brabant Gothic style. Notably, Leuven is also famous for its beer culture, being the birthplace of several renowned beers and the headquarters of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer brewer. Whether it's to explore academic heritage, to admire historical landmarks, or to engage in the local beer scene, Leuven offers an enriching experience to travelers who come its way.

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Leuven is definitely a place worth visiting, a small university town, 20 minutes by train from Brussels. It's small and easily accessible on foot from the train station. You must see the library (inside and out), one of the most beautiful in Europe, and climbing the tower will offer an amazing view. It is also necessary to see the beguinage and of course the town hall. The world's largest brewing company is located in Leuven (Ab inbev) and of course the Stella Artois beer factory. The surroundings of Leuven are also nice with many castles, lakes, and abbeys. I highly recommend Park Abbey, which you can reach in 45 minutes from the city center.

Posted: September 5, 2022
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Hi, I’m Fien! A 19 year old medical student in Belgium, Leuven. In my holidays I love to travel. I like experiencing all kind of new stuff: food, activities, language, … I’m down for everything! During the school year I like hanging out with friends, try new coffee places and crocheting.

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