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Town Hall (Stadhuis)

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Address: Great Market Square 9, Leuven, Belgium
Phone Number: 016-20-30-20
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This place is unbelievable. We didn't have a chance to visit the interior but it is a must see. We walked by here a few times a day when we visited Leuven and every time it took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is unbelievable. We didn't have a chance to visit the interior but it is a must see. We walked by here a few times a day when we visited Leuven and every time it took my breath away. Definitely visit here at night, it is gorgeous lit up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Leuven is often overlooked on people’s itineraries when they go to Belgium. This is because people think of Leuven as just a university town. While this is true, I would argue that being a university town is precisely what makes Leuven so worth visiting. The Catholic University of Leuven is the centerpiece of Leuven, being largest university in Belgium and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

An impressive, gothic building at Leuven's main square. Although I consider the interior of this, former, town hall not very special, the stories which go with it justify the guided tour inside the building. a 50 min guided tour can be booked at the tourist information building (next to the town hall) and starts at 3 pm. Upon purchasing a... More 

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Vitoria, ES
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Imposing Gothic facade crowned by beautiful towers. Great detail in Belgian Gothic architecture. One of the most beautiful buildings I have ever visited .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Really impressive building, gothic style, the intricacies of the statues surrounding it are amazing.

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Flanders, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Beautiful building. As nice as the town house in Brussels. Take time to look closely at the little statues in the wall of the building. During summertime, go and grab a Stella, Louvain beer, on a terrace while enjoying the terrific view of this magnificent monument.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

It is the most beautiful building in Leuven. Spend some time looking to the statues in the wall of the building.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Not only a great monument but also the place where I got married! Impressive 15th (?) century building with gothic features and wonderfully detailed. Pay attention adoring visitor, the statues where only added in the 19th century. Breathtaking at night when lit up. Well worth the visit.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

About an hour, mixed dutch and english speaking group went well. Enough rooms and history to be interesting without too much detail.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You round the corner into the town square and, "wow, where did that come from?". The Stadhuis is a stunning example of Brabantine Gothic architecture. It's intricate details encourage you to zoom in and snap away, each time finding another piece of staggering masonry. It really is an impressive structure and literally breathtaking at first sight.

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