The beating beer heart of the world



Discover Leuven, known as the beer capital of the world, epicenter of the Belgium’s famous beer culture, and some of the most remarkable small and larger local and regional breweries. It is our pleasure to guide you from our home, the beer city, perfect base to experience the local beer culture. We specialize in organizing cultural beer tours in Leuven and in trips to the craft breweries that are hidden throughout the villages just out of town.

Leuven sits at the heart of Belgian beer culture and possesses a vibrant and convivial café community that has few equals. Nowhere The Flemish art of socializing is as strong as here. In fact, Leuven has more bars and restaurants per inhabitant than anywhere else in Belgium, claims that its Old Market holds the title for Longest Bar in the Europe, and serves as the headquarters for the world’s largest beer company - AB InBev SAB Miller. Hundreds of different great beers are pouring out of over 30 breweries in the town’s region. Leuven is a worldly city, as so many nationalities have come together in this city to live, work, study, and relax. While we warmly welcome all of the great cuisines, traditions, and experiences that people bring to Leuven, we also make sure to give back, as people throughout the world enjoy Stella Artois, Leuven’s famous pilsner and most valuable export.

Welcome to Leuven: one large cozy café, a restaurant with an endless menu, a lively and huge student campus, a city, a university, a brewery: all together at once!

Wat Beer Hop believe that the smallest breweries are often the most interesting and we focus our events on the small-scale craft breweries that make beer drinking such a unique and personal local experience. Here’s a taste of some of the most interesting breweries we vist!

Breweries