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Leuven is a city of about 100,000 inhabitants, located just 30 kilometres east of Brussels, Belgium. Its centre is one of the most beautiful in the country and if you have the time, a daytrip from Brussels or, even better, staying in the city itself, is really recommended! It has a lively atmosphere, thanks to the fact that it is a major student city as well.
Leuven doesn't have an airport, but Brussels Airport is just a 15 minute ride by train or car away.
Leuven railway station runs frequent trains to Brussels (20 minutes), the international airport (15 minutes), Ghent (1 hour), Antwerp (50 minutes), Mechelen (20 minutes), Liege (1 hour) and Bruges (1.5 hour).
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See also International Telephone Calls
De Post is the national postal service of Belgium, with Dutch, French and German versions. They offer generally fast, reliable services. It's a relatively expensive service though, with normal domestic post (cards, letters etc) up to 50 grams costing €0.61. To other European countries it costs €0.93 and outside Europe it's €1.30. At the post offices, you can buy stamps and they have other services as well, including international money transfers. The opening times of post offices are 9:00am or 10:00am until 4:00pm or 5:00pm, depending on whether it's the main central one or a smaller branch or in towns. Some of them might be open on Saturday mornings, and remember that quite a few still close for lunch break! De Post also offers the sending of parcels, but you could also use private international companies like UPS, TNT or DHL, as they offer roughly the same services and prices, but are generally faster.
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