Five Special Leuven Souvenirs

Located about 30 km from Brussels, Leuven is the capital of Belgium’s Flemish Brabant region. It is also home to one of the oldest universities in Europe! The university attracts students, academicians, and researchers from nearly 190 different nations. This makes Leuven a very vibrant city with many histories and cultures.

And to keep the memories of their visits alive, many people love to take away with them a souvenir of the city, either to remind them of the good times or to share it with their loved ones.

If you love to travel, you must understand why souvenirs are important. They are reminders of the beauty and charm of a place or the memories that you made in this place. Souvenirs reconnect you with the city they represent so one can feel proud to own them. They also help you keep those memories fresh and vibrant for years to come. In addition, they make wonderful gifts for family and friends as well!

One of the best places you can visit to get Leuven souvenirs is the Catchy online store.

Catchy is dedicated to delivering Leuven city landmarks with its unique designs, high-quality and eco-friendly products. Each of the products has its personality and tale, and they're meant to serve as a sparkly reminder of your time at Leuven. Catchy products represent the combined value of city and art. It is a store dedicated to providing its customers with distinguished products through highly detailed artistic design.

Catchy has a wide variety of gift options from its Leuven collection that you can choose from. 

If you are looking for a gift idea, here are some suggestions from Catchy’s best-selling products of 2021! 

1. Poster “Ladeuzeplein”

What better way to decorate your home than with posters of your favourite city? Imagine having a poster of the historical Leuven landmarks visualised in a modern, iconographic, line art style on your wall.  It will bring a unique touch to your living room. 

Catchy has a special collection of Leuven landmark posters that will take you back to Leuven every time you look at them. However, if you are looking for the best of the best of 2021, it is the “Ladeuzeplein” poster.  

Ladeuzeplein is a central square where the historical library of Leuven and the Totem can be seen. 


2. Tote Bags “Grote Markt”

Tote bags are an all-time favourite accessory for everyone to carry their belongings and it comes in many varieties to suit most personalities and occasions. But at the heart of it all is a bag that you need to have with you whenever you leave the house. As a symbol of the planet-friendly mind-set, the tote bag is an ideal replacement for the plastic bag.

Catchy offers two different Leuven-themed tote bags; “Grote Markt” and “Ladeuzeplein”.

Durable and reusable, they are made to last for a long time. If you want the best of both worlds, check our bestselling the ‘Grote Markt’ illustrated tote bag. The illustration displays a stunning view of major iconic landmarks of Leuven; Fonske, De Tafel Rond, the City Hall and the St. Peter’s church. 


grote markt tote bag


3. Leuven Landmarks Bullet Journal

Bullet journaling is the latest trend organizing your thoughts, tasks and ideas in an attractive layout with colour codes. A bullet journal (BuJo) is completely customizable. It can be your day planner, journal, and to-do list. You can use it to make a list of the books you want to read, movies you want to watch, track your habits, and make it a place to meditate! Thus, you can get more productive and manage your life in an artful way.

Catchy also offers different design notebook sets.

The best-selling BuJo from Catchy “Leuven Landmarks” is a wonderful gift choice for the experienced and the beginner alike. Additionally, it comes with surprise illustrations inside to boost your inspiration and creativity.


bullet journal leuven landmarks 

4. Ceramic Coasters “Leuven Landmarks”

 Ceramic coasters are a beautiful way to add style and coziness to your home. They usually come in beautiful designs that can be used as standalone pieces of art.

Catchy offers various designs of ceramic coasters with Leuven city-themed illustrations. The designs are vibrant and colourful, so you can mix and match the coasters to add a special touch of character to every room!

 The ceramic coaster ‘set of 4’ from Catchy with the “Leuven Landmarks” illustration is an absolute best-seller in 2021. The illustrations are inspired by Leuven’s famous landmarks; Laudezeplein, Grote Markt, KU Leuven Library, and De Oude Markt. 



5. TOTEM Zipper Pouches

Zipper pouches are perfect to add a bit of style and class to your fashion accessories. You can put in your makeup, jewellery or other personal items when you travel. They come with attractive designs that will be cherished for years by their owners!

One of Catchy's best-selling souvenir items that offer Leuven themed zipper pouches is the “Totem” zipper pouch. This beautifully hand-made zipper pouch features the jewel beetle on a steel needle, designed by the Belgian artist Jan Fabre, which is a gift from KU Leuven university to Leuven on the occasion of its 575-year existence.


With many more gift ideas to discover, Catchy aims to remain an inspiration for all who wants to keep their connections with Leuven alive.

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