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Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis)

Botermarkt, Ghent, Belgium
09-266-5222
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Ranked #23 of 103 Attractions in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Landmarks
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Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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uk
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Bucharest, Romania
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257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

An old building with a very rich decorated facade.One of the most beautiful in Ghent.Unfortunately I wasn't able to see the inside part - you need to book in advance if you want to do this. Situated in the old part of city,a lot of landmarks at walking distance:Belfry,St. Bavo's Cathedral,Saint Nicholas Church. So,if you're in the area,it definitely worth... More 

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Israel
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95 reviews 95 reviews
66 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We entered the place by mistake and were asked politlely to leave the buikding since tours are not available during press conference (which took place at the time of our visit).

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Albania
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The great facade is looking to the hotel where I stay. Unfortunately the entrance now is from the other side, through the more modern part of the building. And you will not be offfered to see the old building from inside - the limited access to the groups is through the preliminary arrangements only

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Budapest, Hungary
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202 reviews 202 reviews
73 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The outside is magnificent. We just went into the lobby to see the art work. Worthy of a few spare minutes. We were not aware of being able to tour around or go further than we did, but not having time to do so, we did not ask either.

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Stony Brook, New York
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52 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

This was an interesting building to see and warrants a photo if you happen to be in Ghent. We did not try to go inside but enjoyed a nice meal at a nearby restaurant overlooking the Stadhuis.

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