The conference reception will take place in the Town Hall, being the historical heart of the city. A visit to the Leuven Town Hall is almost always accompanied with ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaaahs’. The building is justifiably the pride of the city. The first stone was laid in 1439 but the 236 statues have only been in place since 1850. Leuven scholars, artists and patron saints, Brabant counts and dukes, biblical figures… They all gaze out at you from the recesses in the façades.
[Source: Leuven Tourist Guide]