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Location
Leuven , Belgium
Address
Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein 21
More information
http://bib.kuleuven.be
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Dominating Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein, this imposingly grand Flemish Renaissance-style palace features a soaring Scandinavian-style brick tower topped with a three-storey octagonal stone cupola. The library was convincingly rebuilt after WWI with the charity of 400 American universities, having been infamously put to the torch in August 1914 by the German occupation. It was rebuilt a second time after WWII. The public is allowed inside at certain times of the term and tours can be organised through the tourist office.