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. 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 tour – until 31 October

Would you like to pay another visit to Town Hall? Then be quick because the doors will close in early November 2024 for an extensive renovation and restoration. You can still join a tour any day until 31 October. 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

The Town Hall will close for repairs and renovation as of 1 November 2024. By 2029, it will be an open house where Leuven residents, visitors, and tourists will be welcome. A place where you can discover stories about the city and reflect on the city’s future.

Discover the future plans here


  • Visit the Town Hall, the University Library & Tower and M Leuven or Park Abbey at a favourable rate with the ILUVLeuven Ticket
  • Visit the historic halls and salons for free on Saturdays from 29 June to 7 September 2024, from 14:00 to 18:00. You’ll discover more about the plans for the Town Hall there. And you can also visit the Atlas Of Proposals #3: (Con)Temporary Town Hall’ exhibition.

AttentionAs of 13 November 2024, you’ll be able to find the Visit Leuven office at Jozef Vounckplein 2, just a stone’s throw from it’s current location. Until then, you can find us at Naamsestraat 3.

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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