One Day Visit
March 22, 2019. (Friday) 9:00~17:00
(Tip: Please arrive at “Park Inn” at 8:50 a.m. The following places are for references, and the final schedule should be adjusted to the actual notice.)
1 (9:00-12:00am) Morning Visit
Oude MarktVisiting the Old Market Square is like taking a seat at the longest bar in Europe. Nowhere will you find as high a concentration of restaurants and cafés than on this unique square. No wonder the Old Market Square is the perfect meeting place in Leuven, especially when the weather is good and the numerous pavement cafés are overflowing with people.
The town hall is Leuven's pride and joy. Moreover, it's one of the best-known Gothic town halls worldwide. It took three architects and thirty years to build it. Leuven's 'Hall of Fame' features 236 statues, which were only added to the façade after 1850.
2 (12:00-13:30) Lunch time
3 (14:00-16:30) Afternoon visit
Saint Peter's Church (Sint-Pieterskerk)
As you enter this Gothic church, you are immediately struck by the splendour of this unique building. In M-the Treasury of Saint Peter, you will see the last painting of a Flemish Primitive painter, still displayed in the place for which it was ordered: "Het Laatste Avondmaal" (The Last Supper) by Dirk Bouts. But Saint Peter’s Church is unique for other reasons as well. For example, the belfry has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage monument.
This is the oldest botanical garden in Belgium. The university laid out the garden in 1738 for its medical students. Today, this unique place is managed by the city of Leuven. It has created a tropical conservatory, a water and fruit garden and the sunken garden. This, together with the picnic benches, the sea of flowers and art projects, make the Botanical Garden a favourite resting place for inhabitants and visitors.
4 (16:30) Back to Park Inn.
(Please note that the tickets will be at guest's own expense)