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.


COMING SPRING AND SUMMER (21/03 - 20/09 2020) hop on one of our Pub Tasting Tours, every Friday at 7:30 pm. We also keep on riding off to a couple craft brewery around town, each and every Saturday at 1:30 pm. On this Brewery Bike Trip our guide/beer connaisseur takes you along the most beautiful roads to not one but two (!new) breweries, we get a tour of each and obviously taste the house beers. Also every Saturday at 2 pm there's our Leuven on Tap, beer experience tour, as well as our delicious Chocolate and Beer Pairing at 6 pm.

EXTRA ! Friday 3rd and Friday 24th of April we head off to respectively the Brussels area to visit two famous Gueuze breweries and to visit Mechelen and its Anker brewery and whisky distillery.

THIS AUTUMN AND WINTER (21/09/'19 - 20/03/'20) our Friday evening Pub Tasting Tours run and on Saturdays the Brewery Bus Trip (until March 14), our Leuven on Tap beer experience walk, and we top the day off with our Chocolate and Beer Pairing session.

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 stíll 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

What's on?

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 09:30
- Gueuze Discovery Trip - Friday 3rd April 2020 one date only!
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 19:30
- Pub Tasting Tour
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 13:30
- Brewery Bike Ride
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 14:00
- Leuven on Tap
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 18:00
- Chocolate and Beer Pairing