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University Library & Bell Tower

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Address: Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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+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 building and the tower from outside. I spent a couple of hours inside the library... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 say that Erasmus, one of the greatest scholar of Europe in the 15-16th century, spent... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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Thank Nick C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Thank Adriana P
Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 though, check your watch when you get near the top. We managed to arrive just... More 

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Hulshout, Belgium
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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

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Thank GuppeC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

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Thank Liz J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 from one of the musicians who controls the daily bell chimes. We got him to... More 

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Thank Riley J
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

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Thank AliCatNewYork
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Trung Duc T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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!

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