In pursuance of the anniversary of 175 years Belgium, the town council decided to place a bust of King Leopold I, to whom Leopoldsburg thanks its’ name. The statue was inaugurated by Prince Filip on December 9, 2005. King Leopold I his first time visit to Leopoldsburg was on October 3, 1834. He would return many times. There even was a Royal Palais in Leopoldsburg. This was pulled down in 1913.




The bust was designed by the artist Ludo Noels.

Photos of the inauguration can be found here.