Reasons to choose Novotel Leuven Centrum
Novotel Leuven Centrum in Leuven features modern rooms with free WiFi and a tea/coffee maker. The Market Square in Leuven is a 15-minute walk away, while the train station is only 7 minutes.
Guests can work out in the fitness centre or relax in the steam room. Before experiencing the city’s lively nightlife, sip your favourite drink in the pleasant hotel bar and dine in the gourmet bar.
The modern Novotel Leuven Centrum is in an ideal location for seeing Leuven’s historical centre and monuments such as the iconic Gothic-style Town Hall from the 15th century.
Travel Tips near Novotel Leuven Centrum
Leuven, or Louvain in French, is a municipality in Flanders, Belgium.
It is located along the Dyle (Dijle) River and is connected to the Scheldt River by canal (Schelde). Brussels lies about 16 miles (26 kilometres) east of the city.
It was founded in the 9th century around a stronghold built by a German emperor against the Normans, and it rose to prominence in the 11th century as the seat of the counts of Leuven, then the dukes of Brabant (1190).
For visitors, the town hall and the nearby 15th-century St Peter’s Church – which didn’t fare so well throughout the wars but still looks great today – define the core of a compact city.
From the church doors to the shaggy, cow-browsed fields on the outskirts, it takes me seven minutes to pedal.
Locals rumble along college-lined streets on sit-and-beg motorcycles.
Helmets, like high-rises, are uncommon (“we don’t particularly like them,” I’m told flatly).
Even the chic cafes, of which there are plenty, have a small-town, homemade-cake feel about them.
While the Eurostar’s Brussels Midi terminal is only 30 minutes away by rail, any impression of a metropolis feels blissfully remote.