The train station of Leuven is a protected monument. It was designed in 1875 by engineer-architect Henri Fouquet (1876-1879). It is an eclectic style building with influences from the French Classicism and the Italian Renaissance. It is widely regarded as Fouquet's masterpiece.
Leuven train station is on the Martelarenplein which is one of the largest open squares in the city. This square is regularly used for various events.
Martelarenplein also hosts the “Vredesmonument”. The monument is in the form of an obelisk and it is erected in memory of the war victims of the First World War. It is crated from 1925 to commemorate the 200 civilians who were shot here by the Germans on their raid in 1914. The monument also commemorates the destruction of the city center. It was destroyed by the German occupiers during the Second World War in 1940. The city of Leuven restored the Peace Monument in 2004.
Leuven station is a railway station along railway line 36 in the city of Leuven. The station is used daily by more than 33,000 boarding travelers. In 2014, this station was the fifth busiest station in Belgium.
(Source: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martelarenplein_(Leuven), photo by Aslı Tezcan