Leuven, Belgium: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

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.

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

January

If you vacation in Leuven during January, you are likely to find that it is cold and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Jacket or coat

February

Traveling to Leuven in February, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks

March

In March, Leuven is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 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 March, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces

April

In April, Leuven can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s 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 April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella

May

May in Leuven can be chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear

June

If you vacation in Leuven during June, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

July

In July, Leuven is mild and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Leuven, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks

August

August for Leuven is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts

October

If you visit Leuven during October, you are likely to find that it is crisp 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

If you go to Leuven in November, you will notice that it can be brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat

December

If you visit Leuven during December, you are likely to find that it is cold and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in Leuven
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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