Guided Tours to the Town Hall of Leuven.

 
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A Visit to Leuven : Town Hall in the Center of the City

 

Town Hall, Leuven

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Town Hall, Leuven

The present impressive town hall of Leuven is the third one and construction started in 1439. It is a building in Gothic style with four corner turrets, two ridge turrets and a balustrade around the building.

The building has only three floors (although from the outside one would expect a few more floors). There are a few hundred statues in the many niches around the building and around the turrets. Some statues represent biblical figures, other statues scholars, eminent citizens, artists, judges, dukes of Brabant etc. There is even an image of Napoleon and one of the Belgian kings.

There are cellars (that can be visited) below ground floor levels. The town hall contains a waiting hall on the ground floor, a gothic hall, and salons. Paintings and wood carvings decorate the inside of the town hall, mostly with religious themes.

Guided tours are for individuals are available from monday to friday at 11 A.M. and 3 P.M. from 1 April till 30 September. On saterdays and sundays, there are tours for individuals at 3 P.M.

From 1 October till 31 March there are daily tours at 3 P.M. Guided tours for groups need to be booked in advance. Contact visit@leuven.be or visit leuven.be to get the latest details.

Detail of Town Hall of Leuven
Detail of Town Hall of Leuven

 

View from inside the Town Hall towards Tafelrond building.
View from inside the Town Hall towards Tafelrond building.

 

 

Information about Leuven :

Townhall

Oude Markt (Old Market Square)

Bookstores in Leuven

University Central Library

Park Abbey, Heverlee

Saint Peter's Church

New : Saint Michael's Church

New : Saint Gertrude's Abbey ; Saint Quentin's Church ; Saint Anthony's Chapel (Father Damien Crypt) ; Saint James' Church

University Buildings in Leuven

Grand Beguinage of Leuven

Outside Leuven :

New : Basilica of Our Lady of Scherpenheuvel

New : Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren

 

 

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