Leuven University Library
Located in central Leuven, Leuven University Library, is known for its extensive collection of books and manuscripts, making a visit to this magnificent building a must for both history and architecture lovers staying in the Belgian city.
Situated on the Mgr. Ladeuzeplein, Leuven University Library is close to other attractions like Leuven Town Hall
and St. Peter’s Church. The Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Hotel is also just a short distance from Mgr. Ladeuzeplein, making it the perfect base for anyone wanting to explore Leuven University Library.
Learn more about the University Library in Leuven
Leuven University Library’s origins date back to the early nineteenth century when the State University of Leuven was established. The current Leuven University Library building was constructed in the 1920s. Most of the building and the books contained within it were destroyed by fire in 1940, but it was reconstructed following World War II and gradually restocked.
Visitors to Leuven University Library can enjoy seeing the building’s stunning Neo-Flemish-Renaissance architecture and its superb collection of books. The library’s bell tower also contains a carillon – an instrument consisting of swinging bells – and it is possible to visit the tower and see the carillon by prior arrangement.
Discover Leuven University Library from the Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Hotel
If you are looking for hotels in Leuven Belgium
, the Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Hotel is the ideal option. Its central location means that visiting attractions such as Leuven University Library is simple and you can relax in a comfortable guest room after exploring the city.
This upmarket hotel also has superb facilities, including a well-equipped fitness centre and an on-site restaurant, and it is also conveniently close to Leuven Central Station.