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Town Hall

Here, you are standing in front of one of the most famous Gothic town halls in the world. If you have counted correctly, you will find 236 statues embellishing the niches. Construction of the Town Hall started in the fifteenth century.
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Saint Peter´s Church

As you enter this Gothic church, you are immediately struck by the splendour of this unique building. In M/the Treasury of Saint Peter, you will see the last painting of a Flemish Primitive painter, still displayed in the place for which it was ordered: "Het Laatste Avondmaal" (The Last Supper) by Dirk Bouts. But Saint Peter’s Church is unique for other reasons as well. For example, the belfry has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage monument.
M - Museum Leuven

M - Museum Leuven

Do you like contemporary art? Or do you prefer the old masters? Either way, you will find exactly what you are looking for in the M - Museum Leuven. Here, you will find masterpieces from both medieval and modern art. In addition, the permanent collection is regularly supplemented by temporary exhibitions.
Summer in Leuven

Summer in Leuven

Enjoy the summervibes in Leuven! www.visitleuven.be
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Oude Markt

Visiting the Old Market Square is like taking a seat at the longest bar in Europe. Nowhere will you find as high a concentration of restaurants and cafés than on this unique square. No wonder the Old Market Square is the perfect meeting place in Leuven, especially when the weather is good and the numerous pavement cafés are overflowing with people.
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Central University Library

During the First World War, the library, then housed in the University Hall, was destroyed by fire. In the 1920s, with the help of American funding, the Leuven library rose again from the ashes in a new building built in the Flemish Renaissance style on the Mgr. Ladeuzeplein. The Carillon - with its 63 bells, the largest in the country - was also funded by the benefactors. One million books are currently housed in and around the impressive reading room.
Winter in Leuven

Winter in Leuven

Winterseason in Leuven: joyful days from 12-31 december 2013. www.wintertijdinleuven.be
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Botanical Garden

This is the oldest botanical garden in Belgium. The university laid out the garden in 1738 for its medical students. Today, this unique place is managed by the city of Leuven. It has created a tropical conservatory, a water and fruit garden and the sunken garden. This, together with the picnic benches, the sea of flowers and art projects, make the Botanical Garden a favourite resting place for inhabitants and visitors.
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