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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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Beautiful building with lovely figures typical of city halls in Belgium, but I particularly enjoyed the knights in chainmail and armor portrayed here. Stop at least for a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beautiful building with lovely figures typical of city halls in Belgium, but I particularly enjoyed the knights in chainmail and armor portrayed here. Stop at least for a few quick exterior pictures.

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Was able to explore the town hall. Some of the halls were quite foreboding. However, we had a fantastic time looking around.

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

One among the many attractions of Ghent symbol of the importance of the city in the past and present, combining lovely architectural styles. Seeing it from outside is good enough as inside you can see very little and for a fee.

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Not far from the Belfort and the Saint Nicholas Church, this is a government building, not actually the top attraction of the city but still a good looking place where to stroll to. Perhaps a very short visit is due, just the time to get some pics.

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great combination of building styles on the outside. The statue collection outside is impressive; the architect of the city hall can also be seen here (the one holding the drawings in one hand). The entrance hall is nice, with beautiful chandeliers and an impressive collection of paintings. I believe you can book guided tours through the rest of the building.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Another lovely building of the city center, The Ghent Town Hall, has a lovely design and unique structure. I think that the most appealing aspect of the building itself its appreciated from the outside so paying money to get in, for a five minutes stay, was a little bit of a stretch. Still, another photo moment to the collection.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I keep writing that Ghent offers terrific photo opportunities, and indeed it does. To be frank, other than San Bavo, there isn't that much on the inside of any of these buildings that make them worth the time or money. Get the photo...move on.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The building is an important part of the fascinating history of Ghent. We went as part of a tour from the Tourist Bureau which helped as the Town Hall is a very busy place with numerous weddings. This can restrict access to some of the best parts. The staff were not at all helpful but the guide still managed to... More 

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

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

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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