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a cute little statue

Its a cute little statue just opposite the old stadhuis. the water pouring symbolizes knowledge as... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Leuven, Belgium
Leuven’s student's method for wisdom obtaining

In the city center, in the Pieter de Somerplein square, two minutes from the Grote Market, stands... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
Ra'anana, Israel
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

It’s a funny yet metaphoric statue. It’s quite new and steals the attention of people passing by. It adds to the fun of the happening street where people can stop by, in between their shopping or hangout and chill for some time appreciating this creative...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Its a cute little statue just opposite the old stadhuis. the water pouring symbolizes knowledge as this city has a big university with mostly the student crowd that makes full of life!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hemashri5
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

"Fonske" as Fons Sapientiae is nicknamed, stands on a prime location at the end of the main street in Leuven with the town hall behind him. Always fun to watch him pour wisdom [or is it supposed to be beer? :)] into his head, while...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hybrideke
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Just not far away from Stadhius you can find this funny sculpture that symbolises this students town! ))

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Spirinetti
Reviewed May 6, 2018

In the city center, in the Pieter de Somerplein square, two minutes from the Grote Market, stands the statue of “Fons Sapientiae” that present a figure of “Student” holding a book in one hand and at the same time pouring water (or beer) to his...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank israroz
Reviewed March 31, 2018

In the centre of the city you will find the interesting statue Fons Sapientiae (Source of Wisdom). It turns out that this statue of a student with a book in one hand and a beer in the other, was designed by sculptor Jef Claerhout on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank petecalleya
Reviewed February 3, 2018

This interesting and expressive statue fountain of what looks like a young jovial chap poring water into his own skull from a beer tankard this then spills out of him, it makes one stop to enjoy the view while listening to the flow of the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank DonNyadwe
Reviewed December 28, 2017

If you are in the area, worth passing by. Found out on the Stella tour that the statue depicts the two main things about Leuven. In one hand a book as is it is a university town and the other a beer glass for obvious...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Terskine
Reviewed October 28, 2017

It really is a cute little statue, very picturesque as wisdom in form of water flows into the little guy's brain. Lovely sight when it gets darker and the lights are turned on.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank chchch2016
Reviewed September 25, 2017

A statue located next to the Grote Markt, Fonske is unlike anything we have ever seen. A funny cute little guy pouring wisdom into his head. Wish it was that simple!

Date of experience: June 2017
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