The university Library looks like an old historical building, but don’t be mistaken, this libary was built after WWI. The construction was funded mostly by American money. A visit to the tower gives you an overview of the tragic history of Leuven during both World Wars. The rather small exhibition shows some historal images of the destruction.
The highlight of your visit is the gorgeous view from the tower balcony. Absolutely stunning. Be mindful though, you are quite close to the tower bells and the sound they produce can be very intense.
University Library & Bell Tower, Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 32 40 10
Visited March 2014. You can find my review about University Library & Bell Tower also on TripAdvisor.