Leuven is a city filled to the brim with eager young minds. Home to 50,000 students, it rightfully earns its nickname of THE student capital of Belgium! As a result, Leuven has become a serious tourist attraction thanks to its friendly prices. But there’s plenty of culture to delve into as well! Find out more with our budget tips for a fun-filled trip to Leuven!
City trip to Leuven without excessive spending? These budget tips will make sure to help you save a little along the way. From discount cards to free promenades!
I love discount: ILUVLeuven
If you’re looking to soak up as much culture while in Leuven, save a few euros with an ILUVLeuven ticket! A majority of cultural hotspots in the city become accessible at no extra cost: Museum M, City Hall, the University Library and the Treasury of St. Peter’s. Entrance fees are covered with an ILUVLeuven ticket, saving you heaps compared to booking each individually. Tickets are available via the Leuven Tourist Office or online.
Dine like a local…student!
For an affordable yet delicious bite to eat, make your way to De Werf. The café is a local favourite among students, open all day and boasts a menu as versatile as the city itself. For a budget price you can enjoy breakfast, a feast on pastas, wraps and ample vegetarian and organic dishes! De Werf is found on Hogeschoolplein 5.
Price-less walks through Leuven
The inner city has a diameter of 2 kilometres, making it a perfect destination to discover by foot. What’s more, plenty of city walks are organized daily! Ask your hotel or tourist office for times and locations. Put your feet up after a stroll in one of the many parks in Leuven. The historic St. Donatus park is a great spot to unwind and only a few minutes walk from the M Museum. Remains of the ancient city wall can still be found here! The romantic Dijlepark is also found close by with an ornate bridge and gazebo to top off its ambience.
Tip: Download the Leuven Walk app for free. A digital city guide illustrating all the famous attractions and city walks through Leuven. Available offline after download!