Welcome to The Beer Capital!



Leuven is the undisputed beer capital of the world. For centuries, beer has played a central part in the life of Leuven city. Today, the city and its surroundings harbour some thirty breweries.  Either at small, artisanal breweries or at well-known beer giants like Stella Artois, Leuven breweries produce several hundred varieties of beer. Als take in the 50.000 students walking and cycling around, and it comes as no surprise that Leuven has more pubs per capita than any other Belgian city.

Without a doubt, Leuven is the place to be(er). It would be the pleasure of Leuven Leisure to be your guide: discover our vast range of tourist activities and get a real taste of our Leuven and Belgian beer culture.

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THIS SPRING AND SUMMER (21/03 - 20/9) you can join in on our Pub Tasting Tour every Friday evening at 7:30 PM. Our beer specialist will take you along some of the best beer bars in town. 

Ride with us to a craft brewery around Leuven, every Saturday at 1:30 PM. On this Brewery Bike Trip our guide takes you along the most beautiful roads to the brewery, we get a tour of the place and obviously taste the house beers. 

In the Leuven Beer Month (21/4 - 5/6), every Saturday at 4 PM join in on our culinairy Beer and Food Pairing Tour, past the best beer bars in town. Also every Saturday, at 7:30 PM, you can subscribe for our workshop Beer your Senses. You'll learn tasting beer involves áll the senses and you'll never again look at your beer as you did before. We are also present with these activities at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival, Sunday 4 and Monday 5 June at De Hoorn, the original Stella Artois brewery. At the skybox, the amazing town view is included.

All dates, prices and complete details on these programmed beer events, you can find in the menu under 'Beer Trips & Activities'. Groups can also always ask for a personalized trip or activity.

If you are still thirsty, you are always welcome at our Beer Hop Beer Shop in Tiensestraat 5 where you find the best selection of Leuven and Flemish Brabant speciality beers (around 100 varieties, changing all the time), plus another 30 top Belgian and Trappist beers.


To Hop or not to Hop!

Beer Hop Team