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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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A tower with a view

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The cloth hall has beautiful carvings and decorations. The belfry is not for anyone with a fear of heights but great views over the city.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a belfry that thankfully has a lift (there are some steps though) From the top there are great views of the town and on the way up there you get to see some interesting bells and the automated "giant music box" carillon. When you pay at the desk you are told to download a guide onto your phone.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It was really disappointing. We paid EUR 6,- per person. I think the only highlight was seeing skyline of Gent from the BelfortTower. We chose to take the spiral staircase to the BelfortTower. The staircase is narrow so two people next to each other is difficult. Hovever there is an elevator that can bring you to the BelfortTower. Further the... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a must see when visiting Ghent. From the top of the Belfry you have a splendid view on two of the three famous Ghent Towers (you're standing on the third). You can also see the famous bell 'Klokke Roeland' and two of the older versions of the dragon on top of the tower. The Belfry is a beautiful... More 

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Address: Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: 09 233 07 72
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent

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