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    The capital of the Flemish Brabant province in the Flemish Region of Belgium, just 30 clicks outside of Brussels, Leuven is a true university town, complete with the oldest Catholic university in the world, initially founded in 1425. From the towering spires of the Grand Place and two distinctly unique World Heritage Sites to the headquarters of Anheuser-Busch InBev, this is a town of distinct possibilities, boasting a decidedly Belgian experience.

    With a history going back to roughly the ninth century, founded along the river Eijile in the beautiful Flemish countryside, Leuven is a town of unique experiences. Perhaps the most dramatic of these is the drastic change of the population between the academic year and the rest of the year. While the city is somewhat quiet and reserved during the summer months outside of a few random tourists, once school sets in it transforms into a bustling hive of activity, complete with a sizzling nightlife to go along with the stunning historical sites, awesome brew and food, and the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

    Leuven is a testament to amazing architecture, and like most of the major European cities, the city center is almost completely pedestrianized, meaning that you should prepare yourself for quite a lot of walking around. Beyond that, getting around the city can be be done by taxi, bus, or by renting a bicycle, something that is quite foreign to most American travelers.

    From sites such as the university library, the Gothic City Hall, the fountain of wisdom known as Fonske, and places like St. Peter’s Church, Grand Beguinage, or the Arenberg Castle, Leuven boasts more wonders than you can shake a stick at, and regardless of what time of year you come you are in for a treat. The city is only recently beginning to transform into a major destination for foreigners, so now is the perfect time to visit before the crowds start setting in.
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    • Keizersberg Abbey
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    • Vlierbeek Abbey
      2.81 Km from Leuven
      Vlierbeek Abbey (Dutch: Abdij van Vlierbeek) is a former Benedictine abbey to the north-east of Leuven in Belgium, in the sub-district Kessel-Lo.
    • Haasrode Research-Park
      3.70 Km from Leuven
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    • Arboretum Wespelaar
      9.74 Km from Leuven
      Arboretum Wespelaar is an arboretum in Wespelaar, Belgium. The arboretum was started in 1984, as an extension of the dendrological collections of Philippe de Spoelberch, to the north of his estate of Herkenrode. In 2007, the arboretum and its collections were donated to the Foundation Arboretum Wespelaar which was set up to guarantee the future of the collections and arrange for their opening to the public in 2011. Some 2000 different taxa can be seen on the 20 hectare grounds. The arboretum br...
    • Planckendael Zoo
      18.68 Km from Leuven
      Planckendael is a zoo, located on the grounds of Planckendael castle in the village Muizen in Belgium. In 1956 the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp (KMDA) bought the estate Planckendael. Planckendael keep exotic animals like rhinos, bison and various antelope species, but also several local species. Planckendael also has extensive leisure facilities: For children there is a large separate play area.
    • KSK Heist (women)
      20.91 Km from Leuven
      KSK Heist is a Belgian football team from Heist-op-den-Berg, who also has several women's teams in provincial divisions. This ladies team is part of K.S.K. Heist, which is affiliated to the KBVB with number 2948 and has blue and white as their club colours. The women's department is the formal FC Astrio Begijnendijk, a topclub in the early years of the official women's football in Belgium in the early 70's.
    • K.S.K. Heist
      20.91 Km from Leuven
      51°04′00.13″N 4°44′02.91″E Koninklijke Sportkring Heist is a professional Belgian association football club from the city of Heist-op-den-Berg in the province of Antwerp. They are affiliated to the Royal Belgian Football Association with basic number 2948 and has white and blue as their traditional colours. The club plays at Gemeentelijk Sportcentrum and is currently in the Second Division. All in all, Heist spent 9 seasons at the third level of Belgian football, from 1987–88 to 1993–94, and fro...
    • Walibi Belgium
      21.58 Km from Leuven
      Walibi Belgium, formerly Walibi Wavre and then Six Flags Belgium, is a Belgian theme park located in Wavre, close to Brussels. During the 1998 to 2004 period, it was owned by Six Flags, Inc, an American theme park operator. It was later sold to Palamon Capital Partners. As of 2006, the park is owned and operated, along with Paris' Parc Astérix, by CDA Parks (a division of Compagnie des Alpes). The Walibi name comes from the mix of Wavre, Limal and Bièrges, three towns in the Belgian province of ...
    • Cauchie House
      21.92 Km from Leuven
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    • Basilica of Our Lady of Scherpenheuvel
      22.45 Km from Leuven
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    Points of Interest near Leuven

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    • Mechelen
      Mechelen, the religious capital of Belgium (because of the seat of the Cardinal), was build near the river Dijle and the Leuven canal. The town has an interesting history, dating back to the dark ages, which has left many architectural masterpieces to admire. The first train on the European continent drove between Brussels and Mechelen, in 1835.

      Today, the city offers many shopping facilities, as well as museums and artwork. The Grand Place is one of the most beautiful in Belgium, with many open space and terraces. Apart from that Mechelen has the ambition of being the most child-friendly city of Flanders, establishing many facilities and activities for children. (e.g. Technopolis and the Toy Museum)

      Mechelen is a Dutch-speaking city in the province of Antwerp, Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Mechelen proper, some quarters at its outskirts, the hamlets of Nekkerspoel (adjacent) and Battel (a few kilometers away), as well as the villages of Walem, Heffen, Leest, Hombeek, and Muizen. The Dijle flows through the city, hence the term 'Dijlestad' (Dijle City).

      Mechelen lies on the major urban & industrial axis Brussels-Antwerp, about 25 km from each city.

      Places of interest are:

      St. Rumbold's Cathedral) with its dominating tower (UNESCO World Heritage)
      The Church of St. John the Evangelist and the church of Our Lady across the river Dijle
      The domed baroque Basilica of Our Lady of Hanswyck by native architect Lucas Faydherbe, of whom Some sculptures can also be found in the cathedral - he was a pupil and leading assistant of Rubens.
      The Brusselpoort, last remaining of the city's twelve gates
      The Schepenhuis, oldest stone-built city hall in Flanders and historical seat of the Great Council or Supreme Court
      The gothic-renaissance Hof van Busleyden where Jeroen alias Hiëronymus van Busleyden received Erasmus, Thomas More, and the later Pope Adrian VI. These three recently restored buildings together now house the City Museum
      The Palace of Margaret of York; the oldest renaissance building north of the Alps. In one of these palaces, Anne Boleyn was educated for some time as well
      The Lakenhal (hall for merchants of woollen cloth) and the 14th century Belfry (UNESCO World Heritage) beside it
      For the shopaholics : shoppingstreet Ijzerenleen
      Mechelen, Belgium
    • Council of the European Union
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      Council of the European Union Rue de la Loi 175, 1048 Bruxelles, Belgium
    • the Old Hack
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      the Old Hack Rue Joseph II 176, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    • Chaussée de la Hulpe 150
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      Chaussée de la Hulpe 150, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort, Belgium
    • Ixelles
      Ixelles (in Dutch: Elsene) is one of the 19 municipalities in the Brussels Capital Region, located in the south east from Brussels center. The origins of Ixelles date from the foundation of the Abbey of La Cambre by a Benedictine nun in 1196. The buildings of the Abbey of la Cambre now house a school for visual arts, the National Geographic Institute.

      Ixelles is divided into two parts by the upscale Avenue Louise, which belongs to the municipality of Brussels. This makes Ixelles, together with Baarle-Hertog and Mesen one of the only three Belgian municipalities with territory divided over several, non-bordering parts.

      On its territory we find the main campus of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the campus de la Plaine.

      Ixelles is known throughout Belgium for its concentrated population of people of African origins near the Porte de Namur/Naamsepoort, and is known as Matongé after the marketplace and the commercial district with the same name in Kalamu, Kinshasa.

      The famous shopping arcades, the Galerie d'Ixelles and the Galerie de la Porte de Namur are both located in the heart of Matongé.

      Several fairs are organized in Ixelles, including the Spring Fair on the Flagey square, which takes place between the fourth and sixth Sunday after Easter, and the Boondael Fair at the end of July.
      Ixelles, Belgium
    • Antwerp International Airport (ANR)
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      Antwerp International Airport (ANR), Luchthavenlei, B-2100 Antwerpen, Belgium
    • Hasselt
      Hasselt is the capital of the Belgiam province of Limburg, not to be confused with the Dutch province of Limburg. Hasselt is located on the Albert Canal and the Demer, between Kempen and Haspengouw.

      On the 'grote market' (Market square) there are numerous cafes, restaurants and taverns, as well as in the rest of the city. Demerstraat and the Koning Albertstraat (King Albert Street) are the main shopping streets.

      The city has an accommodation for national and international sports, cultural and music events, conferences and fairs, it has the largest Japanese gardens of Europe and there are several museums, including the Fashion Museum.
      Hasselt, Belgium
    • Namur
      Namur is the capital of Namur province as well as the political capital of Wallonia (the French-speaking Southern part of Belgium). The city has a population of 105,000. Namur is located at the confluence of the Sambre River and the Meuse River ( both major waterways), and thus has had a military significance in centuries past that guaranteed continual assault, from Roman times through the second World War.

      As a result of having been leveled time and again, the antiquities in Namur are relatively sparse. Nevertheless, the city is large and important enough to offer the visitor a wealth of diversions. One of the most awesome buildings in Namur is St. Alban's Cathedral. (Cathédrale Saint Aubin) Built between 1751 and 1767 it shows it Italian influence.

      The Meat Hall is one of the most impressive monuments of Namur. It is located on the banks of the Sambre and is one of the most important archaeological museums of Wallonia. This building was constructed between 1588 and 1590 and is made from brick and blue stones. The old St. James tower built in 1385 is Namurs only belfry tower. Located on the 'Place des Armes', it watches over the city and was used during its time as a lookout for the city.

      By far the greatest monument of Namur is the Citadel. The Citadel served as a strategic bastion, attracting many attacks and numerous reconstructions during its history. Today the Citadel is accessible by a winding road or by cable-car.
      Namur, Belgium

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 2.5 73.7 36.5 29
    Feb 2.9 56.5 37.2 22.2
    Mar 5.5 61.2 41.9 24.1
    Apr 8.2 62.6 46.8 24.6
    May 13 65.3 55.4 25.7
    Jun 15.5 69.3 59.9 27.3
    Jul 17.2 91.4 63 36
    Aug 16.7 78.8 62.1 31
    Sep 14.1 67 57.4 26.4
    Oct 10 77.7 50 30.6
    Nov 5.2 77.1 41.4 30.4
    Dec 3.5 81.9 38.3 32.2

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