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Town Hall (Stadhuis)

Great Market Square 9, Leuven, Belgium
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Leuven
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

In daytime, there are a huge number of statues around the building, but night time in December it had magical illuminations, well worth a detour at that time of year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Easily one of the most beautiful buildings you will ever visit. The amount of detail placed in the architecture is amazing. A must see when in Leuven. Right outside of the building are several great bars and restaurants. Noting like indulging in a local brew (Duvel) and taking in the site.

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Kortenberg, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I've been to the stadhuis a number of times since moving to the area (I walk past it constantly to visit some of my favorite shops in Leuven), but it never gets old! Right now, around the winter holiday season, is the best time to visit this historic landmark building! It is well-decorated, and a manger scene across from the... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Wonderfull ! Every Sunday afternoon, you can visit it with a guide. Please inform at the toerist info, right beside it for having the correct hours.

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is such an impressive building, it really does take your breath away to see it for the first time with all the exterior carved stone figures and biblical characters. It is also beautiful to see it lit up at night. A truly imposing and impressive building

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The town hall dates from 1448 built in a gothic baroque style. To some eyes it is a very busy design but it is interesting and built to last. It looks dazzling when it is lit up at night.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This beautiful town hall competes with the one from the city of Brussels. The Grote Markt of Brussels is more impressive but the winnar of the town hall competition is... Leuven!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Leuven's Town Hall is one of the most beautiful Gothic town halls I have seen. Verry charming and spectacular at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I've been in and around the Town Hall frequently, and among the most interesting things to know is that if you look at the sculptures on the building, they all tell a Biblical story. When the Stadhuis was built, most people could not read. This was founded during strong Catholicism, so morality and Biblical stories are told in each of... More 

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Bytom, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I visited more than 40 countries. It is one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen. It's so intricate it blows my mind. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.

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