Leuven Tourism

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Leuven (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈløːvə(n)] ; French: Louvain (often used in English), pronounced: [luvɛ̃]) is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in Belgium. It is located about 25 kilometres (16 miles) east of Brussels. The municipality itself comprises the historic city and the former neighboring municipalities of Heverlee, Kessel-Lo, a part of Korbeek-Lo, Wilsele and Wijgmaal. It is the 10th largest municipality in Belgium and the fourth in Flanders with more then 99.075 inhabitants (2016). It's predicted that in two years the threshold of a 100.000 inhabitants will be reached. Leuven is home to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the largest and oldest university of the Low Countries and the oldest Catholic university still in existence. The related university hospital of UZ Leuven, is one of the largest hospitals of Europe. The city is also known for being the headquarters of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer and one of the five largest consumer-goods companies in the world.

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Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Leuven, Belgium. A gripping city on its own right, Antwerp also deserves a visit. Add Antwerp to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Antwerp Central Station, Mas - Museum Aan De Stroom, Cathedral Of Our Lady. To explore Leuven, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Leuven*

  • Pollution Statistics in Leuven

    Know the pollution level of Leuven before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Leuven: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Leuven for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Leuven.

    • Burglary and Theft 23.68 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.42 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 14.47 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 23.75 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 26.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 23.68 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96.05 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 77.63 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 6.58 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.37 (Moderate)
  • Living in Leuven - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Leuven is 181.12 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 76.24 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.13 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 43.53 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.63 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 84.94 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 92.79 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.69 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 90.48 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Leuven

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Leuven

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 106.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 96.36 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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