"University of Leuven" Leuven Things to Do Tip by petwouters

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  This is the center of Leuven - amazing!
by petwouters

The Catholic University of Leuven was founded in 1425 so it has a rich history over 6 centuries. Lots of famous people studied there - e.g. Vesalius and Mercator - in case you know those names.

It's the oldest university of the Low Countries (Belgium & The Netherlands) and it had a huge role in defining the religious life all over Europe.

The university is well known all around the world and has a huge reputation that it wants to keep up. It's located in Leuven, which became a city of students, but also for students. Almost everything in the city is adapted to the students...

Unlike most other universities, Leuven University doesn't have a "closed" campus. On the contrary, the colleges are located in different buildings, spread around town. Many of those buildings used to have a totally different function in the history of the city of Leuven...

Directions: It's all around town really - best thing you can do is go to the tourist office and ask for a map.
othercontact: http://www.leuven.be
Website: http://www.kuleuven.ac.be

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  • Updated May 11, 2003
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