Located only thirty minutes from Brussels, Leuven is a typical Flemish town which has retained its pretty medieval center despite bombardment during both world wars. Leuven is home to the oldest university in Belgium, dating back to the 15th century, and also the birthplace of Stella Artois, so you can incorporate some beer tasting with a brewery tour! The Oude Markt (old market square) is the lively center of Leuven. Lined with bars, cafés and restaurants,3/ you can relax and watch the world go by, and enjoy the architecture of the cobbled square. Leuven's Stadhuis (Town Hall) is on the Grote Markt square, and is a gothic extravaganza of a building!