Tradition holds strong in Leuven, a Flemish town known for its characterful historic core. Beautiful old buildings dominate the streets, but the jewel in the crown is the 15th century town hall: an awe-inspiring landmark defined by ornate turrets and a wild assortment of intricate detail. Opposite, the Gothic spikes of St Peter’s Church conceal Dieric Bouts’ painting The Last Supper. Also home to the oldest Catholic university still in existence, the student population keeps this old town lively – as do its bars and cafés. Leuven is the brewing capital of Belgium (no small feat in a country so well known for its beer!) and home to the Stella Artois HQ.
The town of Dinant, close to the French border, sits along the River Meuse under the protection of its intriguing clifftop citadel. The citadel (now a museum) affords magnificent views over the valley, whereas down in the town its collegiate church steals the limelight with its bold Gothic structure and bulbous dark spire. Dinant is also the home of Leffe Abbey Ale, and was the birthplace of Adolphe Sax (inventor of the saxophone).
Belgian beer, buildings and boat trips
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
We love to talk travel! If our site has inspired you, please do get in touch to discuss your group's specific requirements on the phone number below. Alternatively, drop us an email and we'll get back to you.
Our office hours are 09:00 – 17:00 (UK time), Monday to Friday. If you are on tour and need to contact us outside of office hours, please call the 24hr on tour assistance number.
(If calling from abroad, please remember to add 0044 and drop the first 0 from the below numbers.)
Call: 01225 764205
24hr On Tour Assistance Number: