Moving to Leuven

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Moving to Leuven

Moving to Leuven

This may the oldest university town in Flanders but its 25,000 strong student population ensures it’s firmly established in the 21st century. Leuven manages the blend of archaic and contemporary particularly well. The picturesque centre is a great place to hang out, and there’s a lively cultural calendar (including a beer festival of course). Leuven is compact, but if you hunger for the big city experience, Brussels is just 24km up the road.

The Schepens family comes from Belgium originally; we moved to England in the early 20th century. We’re now in our fourth generation as a family-run removals company, and over the past 100 years we’ve moved numerous families to this beautiful part of the world. We asked some of our former clients who’ve settled there, what it’s like living in Leuven. Here’s what they told us:

The Town Buzzes With Energy!

Moving to Leuven was a bit of a gamble but now I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. And it’s the students that keep the place brimming with energy. Every year they flood in from every corner of the globe to study at the university and this sleepy, ancient town comes alive. Thanks to them there’s a lively nightlife, great shopping, and music events throughout the year.

I Love the Markets

There’s three markets each week, the flower market on Thursdays, the antique/craft market on Saturdays and the food and clothes market on Fridays. Each one is distinct and an absolute joy, no matter how many times you visit. Fresh produce is delicious, and extremely good value – I shop there every week. Then there’s the Christmas market which is brilliant.

Wander Through Groot Bengijnhof

If you want a whisper of what it was like to live in medieval Leuven, a wander through Groot Bengijnhof will take you back there. It’s a complete village, made up of around 100 tiny houses that were originally built for female Beguines who were unmarried, religious women. It’s now used as a university residence, but there’s full access to the 10 or so streets and it’s a really special place to explore.

Work Your Way Through The Different Beers

Beer’s almost a religion in Belgium, and Leuven doesn’t buck the trend. There’s the Zythos Beer Festival each year which promotes itself as the largest Belgian beer sampling festival in Europe. I’ve been, but – to be honest – after the first few samples, I don’t remember much about it! The rest of the year, and especially in the summer, the Oude Market offers ‘the longest bar in the world’ and an array of beers and food.

Removals to Belgium

Over the past century, Schepens has been pursuing its goal of providing stress-free removals for clients moving to Europe. We’re regular visitors to all the main cities and towns across Belgium which means that we can offer flexible scheduling to our customers, and full or part load containers to ship your goods to Leuven.

Tailored Removals to Leuven

No matter whether moving to Leuven is your first experience of European removals or your tenth, every move is unique. That’s why Schepens doesn’t use the word ‘standard’ in relation to their removals process. Instead, we allocate a professional Move Co-ordinator to every client, who will tailor your removals plan to suit your specific requirements. Our FREE no obligation quotes are based on this tailored plan.


Schepens removals services include:

  • Professional Packing. Our trained removals teams can pack up your home, label boxes and create a detailed inventory for shipping.
  • Insurance. Your goods will be insured whilst in transit. Should you require additional Accidental Damage, or Extended Liability, we can arrange cover.
  • Non-Standard Goods. Should you wish to ship a piano, or valuable antiques, to Leuven, we can provide bespoke packaging, handling and shipping.
  • Self Storage. If you require storage in the UK, Schepens has a number of local storage facilities. We provide a door-to-door service and a secure, climate-controlled environment.
  • Removals Vehicles. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

Customer Service is Our Speciality

When your goal is stress-free removals, you need to invest heavily in your customer service! That’s why all our employees are trained to industry standards. Every one of them understands the importance of proactively helping clients throughout the removals process. And, if we feel that we can go the extra mile to help, we will.

Thinking of moving to Leuven? Schepens is a leading European removals company with 100 years’ experience moving families to Belgium. Call our friendly removals team on 01794 323558