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University Library & Bell Tower

Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 32 40 10
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Spectacular buildings in Leuven and this is one of them

How lucky are the uni students studying in leuven This is s real University town where around every... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amazing place to capture past and present Leuven landmarks

The hotel clerk/receptionist highly recommended I visit the library when she heard about other... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 32 40 10
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Reviewed 5 days ago

How lucky are the uni students studying in leuven This is s real University town where around every corner is a building that is part of the university This is one of the most beautiful

Thank GailSTivano
Reviewed 5 days ago

The hotel clerk/receptionist highly recommended I visit the library when she heard about other sites I enjoyed. She was right to say the library presented a great deal of information on the history of Leuven. It has been destroyed, relocated and rebuilt on the earlier...More

Thank HappyTravellerYYC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my biggest pet hates is when a library – this one at Belgium's largest university! – charges an entrance fee. Libraries are institutions that should be open to all sans fees. What a let-down!

Thank Christiaan_Slabbert
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I was fortunate enough to be able to visit this historical university library with my friend who studied here before. The plus part was I got a discount because I am a teacher in my country. Our tour was a guided one - I listened...More

Thank audmonamikaela
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A nice building worth a visit. Visits to the tower should be booked beforehand. Great to know the building's history.

Thank galago1
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The Library is something else. Go watch and get astonished. The view from the tower is great. Make sure you are not to close to the bells when they ring and take your drink after visiting the tower.

Thank Buurman_van_Gerard
Reviewed 5 August 2017

You can have a guided tour to the Bell Tower with carillon. Have a look to the library too. It looks like from Harry Potter.

Thank Kristian_K_T123
Reviewed 28 July 2017

A most interesting building with an even more interesting history. What was notable was the generosity of other countries in particular USA ensuring it was rebuilt and restocked after two World Wars in which the Germans wrecked havoc on it. The climb up the tower...More

Thank DevonFoxtrotone
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This building was reconstructed after being destroyed in both world wars, so it's not as old as it looks. However, the tour (with handheld electronic things) telling you about the history of the building is fascinating. I think it's great that you can go into...More

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 7 June 2017

A couple blocks from the city Hall is the University library and Bell tower, The square in front is impressive (I loved the beetle on the needle statue) Also the hot air balloon.

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Judy S
7 July 2017|
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