The beautiful small town of Leuven in Belgium is completely dominated by the catholic university in Leuven. In spite – or because of – their renowned faculty, the town is a drop-dead student party town with an old town market square surrounded by Belgian beer bars. No closing hours. Your brain is the limit.
The Atomium and the botanical gardens in its neighborhood are well worth using a few hours of spare time. The taxi ride over to the airport is short.
For a researcher, certainly the EU commission’s concrete blocks and cash-only caféterias are always a journey to both the wealth of funding, the wrath of project review, [...]