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University Library & Bell Tower

Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 32 40 10
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Beautiful building from the outside, interesting experience on the inside

when visiting Leuven, this is really a place to visit. the climb up the tower is really worth it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tjitske Anna Z
Beautiful Building

The entrance fee is worth the experience seeing the beautiful library and the view at the bell... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shelanee
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Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when visiting Leuven, this is really a place to visit. the climb up the tower is really worth it, as on every floor there is extra interesting info on the history of the library and leuven in general. Recommended!

Thank Tjitske Anna Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance fee is worth the experience seeing the beautiful library and the view at the bell tower. The climb going to the bell tower may not be advisable for the elderly. Just be sure to be out of the tower before it rings!

Thank Shelanee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Library in the building is amazing and worth of visiting for sure! Just seeing this is unique experience, but hearing history with free audio guide is great plus. However- my personal impression about bell tower is- don’t bother climbing that thing! It is additional 300...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monumental University Library and Bell Tower dominate Mgr. Ladeuzeplein square and is well worth a photo stop. You can even go up the Bell Tower if you want. The square is the largest in Leuven and very central.

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Worth a quick visit only if you can spare a few euros; otherwise there is not much to see. It is of course an essential place for the researchers otherwise I do not see any reason why common tourists should go there.

Thank Uruch B
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views of Leuven from the top of the tower. The university library was destroyed twice in both world wars and the building stands as monument to the collective determination to preserve European heritage in the face of destruction. The tower holds an exhibit detailing...More

Thank Emlyn S
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Worth going, in particular for the historic insight. The view is fantastic and you can read valuable information going up the tower, which gives you a rest on the way up on the different levels. Very cleverly done.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

The town must have been very rich once to be able to have so many fantastic buildings. Even today to be able to refurbish and keep it in the nice condition must be costly. The library exterior are one of the best I've seen on...More

Thank Erik W
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Although it has been destroyed during World War 1, the rebuild the place perfectly. Definitely a must see when you are in Leuven. Great eye for detail on the building.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Be surprised how impressed you can get by a library. There is lots of history and a nice audio guided tour. It is neat and tidy and well organized and helpful guides al around the building. The library is still in use by students. We...More

Thank Marcel W
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