My daughter is spending 6 months in Leuven and we will be visiting in September. We arrive in Brussels early afternoon on a Saturday, had anticipated spending the afternoon around there, then going with her to Bruges on Sunday and visiting her apartment and workplace in Leuven on Monday before our early Tuesday flight to Venice.
I've searched here and nothing comes up for Leuven except a comment about it being heavily student frequented. Now I'm wondering if we should just do a short visit to Leuven then head to Ghent for the afternoon/evening and dinner.
I also worry that everything in Bruges may be closed on Sunday (as seems to be the case in Leuven, or so she said after today) and also that the trains supposedly don't run on Mondays due to some labor strife which would affect our original plans as well.