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University Library & Bell Tower

Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 32 40 10
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A fine place that displays history, architecture, and scholarship

First of all, this is a beautiful building to look at from outside. I took many photos of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vernon Hills, Illinois
lots of amazing history

well worth a visit we went on a wet day but still a good experience easy climb to top of bell tower... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nick C
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“world war” (5 reviews)
Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 32 40 10
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, this is a beautiful building to look at from outside. I took many photos of the building and the tower from outside. I spent a couple of hours inside the library reading a book. There were many university students studying here. They...More

Thank culturelink
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well worth a visit we went on a wet day but still a good experience easy climb to top of bell tower good view once there

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This bell tower is right in the middle of Leuven, near a church and other interesting buildings. It is very pretty and always surrounded by lots of tourists. Lots of shops and restaurants around; great place to be

Thank Adriana P
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Very good exhibition as you walk up the various sets up steps to the top of the tower. You never have to walk up too many steps before you stop at another display. the view is pretty impressive once you get there too. A warning...More

Thank WBC49
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Take your time to enter the library and visit the large reading room. You will be impressed. Also take your time to get to know some of the history (e.g. World War). And it is a good start for a visit in Leuven

Thank GuppeC
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This is a must see in Leuven. There's so much history and the architecture is gorgeous. The museum is fascinating and well worth the price of admission. Highly recommended!

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The bell tower is a must for anyone in leuven. If you climb to the top you get a view of the entire city and a history lesson on Leuven during the 1st world war. If your lucky you can also get a bell concert...More

Thank Riley J
Reviewed 7 February 2017

There is an audio tour available that is well worth your time! I learned so much I didn't know about the history and architecture of the building. Be sure to climb up to the top of the bell tower, as well!

Thank AliCatNewYork
Reviewed 3 February 2017

There was a Giant needle piercing through a fly. I guess that settle the modern mindset of a student nowadays. Loved the building.

Thank Trung Duc T
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This is such a big library, probably the biggest in Leuven. The bell tower needs to be climbed so you can see the view. From the outside, it looks very beautiful. The place is great!

Thank Wisdommatters
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