A couple of weekends ago, I took my first ever trip on the Eurostar. Which was exciting enough anyway, and it turns out the Eurostar is actually a really awesome way of travelling. Two hours to Brussels? You could even do a day trip.
However, it wasn’t actually Brussels I was headed to – it was actually nearby Leuven, a small, lesser-known Belgian city. One thing it is known for, however, is its beer. And that’s why I found myself heading to the city, to check out its Innovation Beer Festival, among other things.
Having no real previous knowledge of Leuven, and admittedly doing limited research (okay, basically no research) before going, I actually had no idea what to expect from the city.
And y’know what? I absolutely loved it.
I do have a full city guide in the works for a weekend in Leuven coming next week, but for now, here’s a peek at some of the (gorgeous) sights there are to see in the city. Because I took a LOT of pictures!
The Grand Beguinage area of the city is a maze of cobbled streets that takes you on a trip back in time. When I visited, the whole place was so quiet, I almost felt like I had the streets all to myself to explore. Doors, windows and bicycles everywhere – this place is just made for Instagram!
Leuven doesn’t have as much street art as some of the other cities I’ve visited this year – but turning a corner and seeing this mural was amazing!
I loved the contrast of the derelict old beer factory buildings with the newly built flats along the canal!
See how pretty and lovely Leuven is?
I always find I have so many awesome pictures from trips that don’t make it into the city guide and round up posts that I love to do. I’ve really been putting more into my photography this year, and hopefully it’s showing. So if you’d like to see more posts like this, let me know!
(I mean, I’ll probably still post them anyway. But still.)
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