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Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)

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Address: Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: 09 233 07 72
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Description: This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313...
This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and completed in 1380.
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Contrary to what happens in Bruges, this tower can be climbed by using a lift stopping at three levels. At the first and second level the story of the bells and a real bell can be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Ferrara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Contrary to what happens in Bruges, this tower can be climbed by using a lift stopping at three levels. At the first and second level the story of the bells and a real bell can be seen, at the top the mechanism managing the chimes of the bells and nice views on the city. Price is 6 Euro per person.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Worth the climb great views and a lift after the 1st floor. Worth downloading the app as most info in Dutch. (No I phone app)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Unbelievable views from the top! Accessible by stair or elevator, you won't regret the visit. The only thing I missed out on was downloading the app in the beginning that gives you all the information points in your own native language. All the plaques located inside were in Dutch, so although my boyfriend "translated" (READ: Just told me the facts... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

When visiting Ghent, this is a MUST see! The views are absolutely stunning! There are stairs to climb, and it is narrow inside, but half way up there is an elevator, if you don't want to climb the entire tower! If you are scared of heights, this isn't the place for you.

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Great Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

An amazingly cheap tour. With a great view. I loved seeing the making of the bells and the carabiner working. Do not worry if you are not so fit - there is a lift - it's a beautiful view - do take the chance to see Ghent from a high,

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It is dominating the skyline of Ghent and can not be missed and admired. One of the may landmarks of the city

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is actually a UNESCO world Heritage, the famous Belfry Tower located in the heart of the city, a unique attraction thanks to the special beauty of the tower that surmounts over the city. You have to pay the ticket to go up on top, about € 6, after this there are two alternatives, the easy way, take the elevator... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The view from the top was especially cool because we were in the city during the annual Ghent festival, and got to watch throngs of people celebrating in the street from way up high. Great view, interesting display of bells, but not a lot of information provided (maybe better if you buy the audioguide, which we didn't).

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I was told the Belfry was a must see for the view from the top, and it was stunning. All of the clay roofs are stunning to see. Climbing the stairs was a bit nerve racking, but that is more due to my personal fear of heights. Also, there is an elevator to take you most of the way to... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

So nice to have a lift so some of us who can't climb 100's of steps can still get a panoramic view. Not much else to see but snap a few photos but we are glad we did.

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