The Fountain Fun for Kids on Sunny Days

The fountain,Waterpartijtjes, on the Herbert Hooverplein takes the form of the street plan of Leuven, as Jacob van Deventer, the famous Dutch cartographer, drew it in 1550.

It consists of 60 water sprays, and 68 light points and the diameter is 18 meters. The LED lights change color. Sensors measure the crowds on the square: the more people, the more dynamically the fountain rises. Here is the children's favorite place on sunny days.

The fountain is part of a project that makes the historic city walls visible again. The eleven gates of the first ring wall are gradually marked with illuminated strips of corten steel.


Source :,

Min Eric, LEUVEN, Een gids voor thuisblijvers en passanten,  Luister Publication, 2023.

photo by Asli Tezcan

Herbert Hooverplein