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Town Hall (Stadhuis)

Great Market Square, Leuven, Belgium
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Ranked #2 of 21 Attractions in Leuven
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We've seen Town Halls in Bruges, Brussels, and Antwerp, and all of them are interesting and have something to recommend them. However, the facade of the Leuven Stadhuis trumps them all, in my opinion. Incredible level of detail, with mini-statues of important Leuven citizens, saints, and biblical figures going up every single available column and wall. We didn't have a... More

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You can not visit Leuven without taking a walk to the Grote Markt (Main Square) to see this stunning building... The "Stadhuis" or Town Hall is built in Brabantine Late Gothic style between 1448 and 1469 its lace like ornate architecture is simply beautiful. Statues in canopied niches are distributed all over the building. The corbels supporting the statues are... More

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Heverlee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We got a free tour of 4 chambers where weddings take place. Wonderfully decorated rooms which fit the georgeous architecture outside. Very pleasant tour guide, a man of advanced age with authentic stories. If you ever get the chance, don't pass on a free visit!

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Veneto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

For sure one of the main symbols of Leuven, really characteristic! With the possibility to visit it inside..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We live several miles from this place and this probably the most unique building within Brussels. Slow city and a lot of college students.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

One of the most beautiful buildings in Belgium but unfortunately very limited choice of times to do a tour.

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valletta
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Amazing architecture, great view while enjoying a cold beer and delicious lunch in one of the cafes in the grote markt.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is worth visiting, really beautiful building. The whole old city is worth exploring if you like Gothic architecture.

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Brookings, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a very nice time touring the Town Hall due to our interesting guide. He was friendly, open, and seemed genuinely glad to share the history of this place. (Buy your pass at the SUPER-HELPFUL Tourism Info Office located just around the corner). Tip: we saved 2Euro by sharing that we arrive in Leuven via train.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

this might be the most magnificient building of the Brussels and even i've ever seen. but i would't have gone to Leuven if i wasn't visiting nearby regions because it is really a slow city and there are not much things to see.

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