Leuven, Belgium: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Leuven, Belgium? If you're planning to go to Leuven, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Leuven, Belgium

Based on the climate and weather in Leuven, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Leuven, Belgium

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Leuven, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Leuven, Belgium by month

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January

January in Leuven can be very chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. It also snows 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

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February

February in Leuven can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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March

Traveling to Leuven in March, you will notice that it is cold and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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April

If you go to Leuven in April, you will notice that it is cold and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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May

In May, Leuven is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Leuven, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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June

June is mild and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

If you are traveling to Leuven in July, you will notice that it is balmy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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August

If you visit Leuven during August, you are likely to find that it is balmy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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September

September for Leuven is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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October

If you visit Leuven during October, you may notice that it can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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November

In November, Leuven is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Leuven, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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December

In December, Leuven can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Leuven, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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Activities for Leuven, Belgium

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Leuven.

If you intend to visit the majestic St. Gertrude Church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you visit the M, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Castle of Arenberg, take:


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