location, when it still was a sandy hill (. Place, napoleon, later it was renamed the Volksplaats and eventually it became the, mgr. Contents University Library edit See also: Catholic University of Leuven (18341968) Library, and Katholieke_Universiteit_Leuven Library The square is dominated visually by the monumental library of the University. Walibi Belgium, Wavre, groot Begijnhof, old Market Square, planckendael, Mechelen Gare de Liege-Guillemins, Liege European Flight Simulator, Gosselies Botanical Garden Kruidtuin. Itineraries in Leuven can include some remarkable gastronomical tours and even more intriguing pubs. In 1783 the monastery was abolished and the city of Leuven bought the estate from the. In May 1940, in the first year of World War II, the German occupiers again destroyed, almost completely, the (new) University Library. Fast-paced, medium, slow easy, culture, outdoors. Regular events edit Weekly Farmers' market on Friday Yearly cultural city wide exposition Leuven in Scene On Saturday and Sunday during the months of July and August nightly carillon recitals Ladeuze Bells Yearly carnival fair during the month of September Christmas fair in December References. The carillon originally contained 48 bells, that being the number of states in the Union at the time of the gift. The Ladeuzeplein is the largest square in Leuven. Wildlife, leuven, trip Planner : Europe belgium flanders flemish Brabant Province leuven #Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nightlife.