Town Hall • Grote Markt

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 235 statues, which were only added to the façade after 1850. The Saint Peter's Church is located directly opposite the Town Hall.

These days
These days the town hall merely has a ceremonial function after the city's administrative services moved in 2009. But you are very welcome to take a guided tour and/or visit the tourist information center if you have questions (situated on the side of the town hall).

Daily guided tour
The guide will tell you about the construction history of this Gothic gem. You will discover the story behind the 235 sculptures on the façade. Afterwards, you can visit the foyer, the large and small Gothic Hall and the council hall.

Re-purposing and restauration

A consultancy was appointed for the redestination of the town hall. Construction is expected to last until 2027.

Discover the future plans here


  • The courtyard is a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle
  • The Town Hall is surrounded by streets & squares with restaurant & cafés
AttentionVisit the Town Hall, the University Library & Tower and M Leuven or Park Abbey at a favourable rate with the ILUVLeuven Ticket

Guided tours for groups

Big and small stories about our city's history: they are all covered during a unique guided visit.

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