For those who still think Warsaw is grey and dull.
Leuven starts the new season in great shape.
After years of refurbishment the art nouveau railway station has been restored and has turned into a fantastic entrance to the city.
Also the restoration works in the Saint Peter church have almost been finished.
So the treasury room with the world famous painting ‘The Last Supper’ by Dirk Bouts is again open for the public.
Exactly 100 years ago the University Library got destroyed by the German occupier.
This and other cruelties of war get shown in the exposition ‘Ravage’ in the museum M.
There you can admire until september for the first (and probably the last) time a unique piece of art: the Flemish tapestry which was made and given by the people of Leuven to the U.S. president Herbert Hoover for his efforts to restore the library.
In Brussels another interesting exposition 14-18 about World War I can be visited until the end of the year.
But Leuven is also the city of fun and festivals:
- TW Classics (June 28th) figures a.o. the Rolling Stones, the Simple Minds, Triggerfinger, Arno etc.
- Rock Werchter (July 3rd-6th) wit a.o. Metallica, Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkey, Stromae and many others
- Beleuvenissen: on fridays July 18th and 25th and August 8th the entire city will be full of dance and music with a.o. the Flemish top act Clouseau
- Marktrock August 9th-10th;
If you want to know more about Leuven and its surroundings, you will find more in earlier posts:
If you want to stay in Leuven, you can do so in our brand new B&B the Wannes Suite:
Looking forward to meet you in Leuven;