Town Hall (Stadhuis), Leuven

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The main attraction of the city's Grote Markt, Town Hall (Stadhuis) is a magnificent Gothic-style three-story building. Built between 1448 and 1469, it is filled with figures of saints, sculptures by famous artists, and paintings of past Leuven mayors. The outer structure and façade of the building impress with their impeccable detail. There are several bars and cafes outside of the town hall from which you can admire the building's architecture. Make Town Hall (Stadhuis) part of your personalized Leuven itinerary using our Leuven trip planner .
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  • A fantastic beautiful Begijnhof in the center of Leuven! Even on very cold days still heartwarming!
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  • A beautiful town hall,, an almost copy of Brussels but more beautiful and cleaned up. Also the market down is a nice perk. Visit. You can save hours to the numerous beautiful stone statues stare. Ask at tourist info, that Near is a nice brochure.
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  • townhall of Leuven is one of the finest in belgium, much of details and sculptures of the kings, queens, saints, devils, knights, ... The area around the toxnhall was recently renovated, also the hist...  more »
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  • It was an amazing tour, we get to learn a lot about the architecture, the history of Leuven and we found out a lot of details that we never noticed, and we live in Leuven for a year now. Tip: make sure to book a day for the tour according to the language that you want (Dutch, French or English)
  • Beautiful, historic building, typical of the best of Flemish architecture. Visited here in May, spent a couple of hours in the square eating lunch and taking in the lovely buildings here, of which this is one.
  • The Touristic Information services offer guided tours in the city hall. We attended two of them. One general tour and one on the attic where several of the original sculptures (mainly pedestals) and plaster models for sculptures are carefully stored. The guided tours are in Dutch and English.
  • If you should only visit one monument in Leuven chose the Town Hall! The outside of the building is already incredible but the inside is completely worth the 4 Euros you''ll have to pay at the tourist office. The guide was delightful and keen on her town : from one beautiful salon to another she told us the story of Leuven : it was both a joy to look and to listen!
  • Especially during summer this is an amazing place. Then there is a lot of people on the "oude markt" sitting on the terraces enjoying some drinks. You'll see a lot of Stella beers as this is the place of origin.
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