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Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis)

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Address: Botermarkt, Ghent, Belgium
Phone Number: 09-266-5222
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Breathtaking Architecture

In my opinion, this is one of the most beautiful city hall in Europe. The outside is incredible. Unfortunately the city hall only open for wedding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

In my opinion, this is one of the most beautiful city hall in Europe. The outside is incredible. Unfortunately the city hall only open for wedding.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We did not a chance to go into the building but it really is a beautiful piece of architecture. I did not see anything that I did not like!

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were lucky enough to see a wedding exiting from the building. You can't visit the inside but the outside is beautiful.

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of the many beautiful old building in Gent. (-) Only open for wedding though the interior is also beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This town hall building has a nice architecture and is beautifully light up at night! It matches the overall beauty of the city center!

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

walked by the Town hall numerous of times throughout of stay. Can't get enough of all the little details! Loved it!

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Ghent town hall is not only worth seeing from the outside, but also from the inside. Though admission is only possible through booking a guided tour at Gentse Gidsen or in the tourist office (Veerleplein 5). You will see great halls and hear the history behind them. Tours booked in the tourist office cost 8 euros and also contain... More 

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Leamington Spa UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This tour had to be specially booked and was not included on the City Card. Our tour was supposed to be in English and French, but the English was an afterthought and even the French part not very interesting, or factually accurate. The building is quite interesting, but our guide did not do it, or the city, justice. Our mixed... More 

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Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

But was closed at 19:00 and I had no chance to take a look inside. My recommendation: in the summer, please have longer visiting hours

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a very pretty town hall, and it makes you want to see inside. However it is not open to the public and your only option is to organise a private guide - sounds expensive.

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