Famous among locals, the Fonske is a fountain statue located on the Fochplein. The Fonske is one monument that should be at the top of any Leuven tourist's sightseeing list.
If you want a hotel to take in all the sights and sounds Leuven has to offer, including the Fonske and Museum M Leuven
, book a room at the Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Hotel. The hotel has everything you could need during your stay, including stylish rooms, fine meals served at the RBG Restaurant and a superbly equipped fitness centre.
History of the Fonske Fountain Statue
The Fonske statue depicts a student holding an open book with one hand and pouring water over his head with a mug in the other. Both experts and everyday people have offered interpretations as to what the falling water represents - from wisdom... to beer!
Fonske is also short for Fons Spatientiae, which means 'fountain of wisdom' in Latin. The monument was erected in 1975 as part of the 550th anniversary of the University of Leuven. The student of Fonske often gets dressed up in costumes by the students during celebrations - a great sight while in Leuven.
Sightseeing from the Park Inn by Radisson Blu Leuven Hotel
Guests of this hotel in Leuven
, Belgium, can enjoy all that the city has to offer, including the Fonske, Museum M, the university, regional music festivals and other attractions. A 15 minute walk from the city centre and a short distance from the central station, the Park Inn Leuven Hotel makes the ideal base for getting around the city.