Webcam Leuven, Belgium

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This is a live webcam from the city of Leuven, Belgium (click for map). The camera is positioned towards the train station of Leuven so passing by trains are visible on the left side of the picture. It is running non-stop 24/7 and the update interval is 5 seconds. Javascript-enabled browser is required for automatic image reloading. For a time lapse, you can visit the Lookr page of the webcam.

The cam is a high-end indoor stationary Logitech C920 HD Pro webcam (capable of 1080p) and fswebcam captures the cam at 960x720 resolution, resizes the image to 544x400, and stores both the 960x720 and 544x400 images to JPEG files. Click here for the fswebcam config file.

Facts About Leuven, Belgium

  • Leuven is the city of the largest and oldest university of the Low Countries, the Catholic University of Leuven, which was founded in 1425. The city is also considered the "university city of Belgium".
  • One of the largest breweries in the world, AB InBev, has its headquarters in Leuven.
  • Leuven is the capital of the region of Flemish-Brabant.
  • The distance between Leuven and Brussels (capital of Belgium) is about 25 kilometers or 15.5 miles.
  • One of the finest Belgian conservatories, the Lemmensinstituut, is located in Leuven.
  • The University hospital, UZ Leuven, is one of the largest hospitals in Europe.
  • The headquarters of IMEC (Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre) are located in Leuven, where companies like Intel, Samsung, Hynix, ST Microelectronics, etc are doing R&D for future products.
  • Vincent Rijmen, one of the inventors of the Rijndael/AES encryption standard, was born in Leuven and also studied and worked there.
  • Leuven had in the past one of the finest underground House/Techno clubs of Belgium, called Club Silo. The club may be closed, but the Silo concept continues to exist.
  • Swirl People, an internationally very famous Jackin' / Deep House music project (members: Roel Belmans and Dimitri Dewever), has its roots in Leuven.
  • Leuven's population is about 93.000 people, according to GeoNames' geographical database.
  • The acreage of Leuven is 5751,25 hectares (57,52 km² or 22,20 mi²).
  • Leuven is twinned with 's Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands), Kraków (Poland), Lüdenscheid (Germany) and Rennes (France).