The town hall is Leuven's pride and joy. Moreover, it's one of the best-known Gothic town halls worldwide. It took three architects and thirty years to build it. Leuven's 'Hall of Fame' features 236 statues, which were only added to the façade after 1850. There are 220 men and 16 women in total. On the bottom floor are famous Leuven scientists, artists and historical figures, dressed in Burgundian garb. The first floor is reserved for the patron saints of the various parishes of Leuven. Above them the façade is adorned by the counts and dukes of Brabant while the towers primarily feature biblical figures.  

Street
Grote Markt
Number
9
City
Leuven
Postal code
3000
Telephone
+32 (0)16 20.30.20
Email 1
tourism@leuven.be
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Grote Markt 9
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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City hall (Visit Leuven)
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Coordinates
50.8794, 4.70065
Intro

Leuven’s centuries-old Gothic Town Hall is the pride of Leuven. Discover, with a guide, all there is to know about the building history of this gem.