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Town Hall (Stadhuis)

Great Market Square, Leuven, Belgium
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Leuven
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Peja, null, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Leuven is a must visit place in Belgium , its tradition of cultural city says it all . There are many coffee shops at Town Hall , take one and sit there and enjoy watching this architectural masterpiece . One word BEAUTIFUL !

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Wow....what a sight. I spend 20 Minutes marveling at this building. Located in the middle of a pedestrian zone, you can easily find some where to sit, grab a coffee and marvel at this buidling

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It is an incredible building standing right in the center of Leuven. Its architecture is simply amazing. It's sight against the blue sky in the summer and in the lights of Christmas nights is an awesome experience. It is the usual meeting point for people in Leuven. It is a good place to visit in Leuven barely a kilometer from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wonderful architecture dominating the square Leuven (Louvain) is a very interesting pace to visit and is a good place to stay and visit Brussels and other local places

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Bertem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Be careful do not follow the roadsigns "Town Hall" because than you probably end up by the new and present town hall. From 2009 the city's administrative services moved to the inner circular road, near the station. The old town hall of Leuven, in the centre of the old town, may be seen. With right and reason this Gothic town... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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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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