Meet the Leuven Hundreds: 100 change-makers that define our city


The Word Magazine, Belgium's leading English free media platform, made a selection of ten 'Leuvenites' from ten different domains and intervieed them on how they look at their city, what they love, and what they thing could be improved.

This overview highlights 100 local people, places and projects that contribute towards making the city what it is today. From artists and architects to producers and professors, these are the driving forces powering Leuven forward one ingenious initiative at a time. Discover all of them at

The selection shows what is already known in and around Leuven, but what many are reluctant to mention: Leuven is a world leader in innovation, houses a strong cultural scene and local change-makers dare to make the difference ... with success.

Every interview shows how 100 Leuvenites perceive their city and what can be improved: fellow-Leuvenites should think more out of the box and initiate bottom-up projects. 

Meet the change-makers from Leuven in the field of music, contemporary art, design & urbanism, change makers, shopping, food&drink, performance art, research and science &innovation and discover Leuven from a new perspective.