Ladeuzeplein, Leuven

Ladeuzeplein, Leuven (must see)

The Ladeuzeplein is a square in the center of Leuven, named after a former rector of the Catholic University Leuven, Monseigneur Paulin Ladeuze. The Ladeuzeplein is the largest square in Leuven. Until World War II it was called the Volksplaats or People's Place. Among the local population the square was known as the Clarisse. This name is derived from the Clarisse religious order who used to have a monastery at this location, when it still was a sandy hill.

In 1783 the monastery was abolished and the city of Leuven bought the estate from the Belgian authorities, who had inherited it, in order to establish a market dedicated to the sale of wood. The hill was leveled off and the first house on the square was erected in 1812. At this time the square was named Place Napoleon, later it was renamed the Volksplaats and eventually it became the Mgr. Ladeuzeplein.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Ladeuzeplein on Map

Sight Name: Ladeuzeplein
Sight Location: Leuven, Belgium
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Leuven, Belgium

Create Your Own Walk in Leuven

Create Your Own Walk in Leuven

Creating your own self-guided walk in Leuven is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Leuven Religious Buildings Tour

Leuven Religious Buildings Tour

Leuven has a great religious heritage and there are many magnificent abbey buildings and interesting churches that are worth a visit. This self-guided tour will take you through some of the most historical religious buildings in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Famous Architecture Walk

Famous Architecture Walk

For tourists looking to find the most remarkable Medieval buildings in the world, they should just visit Leuven. The town is the seat of the most impressive architecture in all of Belgium, the imposing University Library and the splendid Town Hall, which is home to numerous early Flemish figures. Take this tour and admire the beauty of Leuven architecture.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles
Leuven Introduction Walk

Leuven Introduction Walk

Leuven can proudly boast a number of great landmarks that offer extraordinary scope for sightseeing. The city of Leuven is marked by two beautiful squares, the Ladeuzeplein, basically the most famous attraction and the Fochplein, where the magnificent Fonske can be found. This orientation walk is the best opportunity to discover Leuven's most interesting attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Leuven Cultural Venues

Leuven Cultural Venues

Leuven has some wonderful cultural attractions to offer, and is definitely most famous to beer lovers as the beer capital of Belgium or perhaps even the whole world. There is a large number of cultural buildings in this city and each attraction has its own special setup and outstanding collections on display. Take this walking tour to explore the best exhibitions in Leuven.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles