I arrived in Leuven fresh from high school, returned in 1993 after spending some years abroad, raised my kids here and adopted Leuven as a genuine home town - I love this place!
When I arrived in 1981, Leuven was a provincial town with a big university. In summer, when the students were gone, there was nothing to do. It was only during term time that Leuven was alive & kicking. So different it is these days: summer in the city is fun, this bustling and energetic town never sleeps … Leuven has become even more lovely than before!
After graduation we spent some years overseas, in the Far East. After 7 years we'd seen it all and wanted to return to Belgium … but where? Brussels? Antwerp? Gent?
Oh no, Leuven it was - convinced of its assets for :
Well, I can tell that we've made the right choice: