Getting around in Leuven
Visiting Leuven – a few attractions
City Hall and the Statue of Fonske
(in full Fons Sapientiae, Latin for "fountain of wisdom)
Dining in the Muntstraat
The center of Leuven is a circular shaped city enclosed in an outer ring with a circumference of ca.
2.5 km / 1.6 miles, meaning the distance from the ring (e.g. the railway station) to the heart of the
city is only slightly over 1 km / less than a mile. This means all the sights and things to do are within a
convenient walking distance. Leuven is also pedestrian-friendly, with many parts of the very center of the
city being closed to motorised traffic, often with the exception of buses and taxi's. There's no point in driving
a car into the city - you can easily do everything on foot.
If you would need a taxi to get from the railway station to your hotel or the other way around,
you will note there are plenty of taxi cabs waiting right outside the station.
If, however, you need to call a cab, the most obvious choices would be :
Taxis Breckpot (tel. +32 -16 - 202020)
Taxis Denny (tel. +32 - 16 - 206565)
Right next to the station are the platforms for the buses (if you exit, go to the right. Timetables and a route planner (only in Dutch) is available on the website of the Flemish public bus company De Lijn.
Extensive information about Leuven can be found at http://www.trabel.com/leuven/leuven.htm