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Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis)

Botermarkt, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #21 of 113 attractions in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
20 visitor photos
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Leamington Spa UK
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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441 reviews 441 reviews
396 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
66 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
63 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
59 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
51 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 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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Reston, Virginia
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203 reviews 203 reviews
46 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is a very old and impressive building. I do not know how old this building is? The architecture and the facade are magnificent. It is in the center of town and together with the Bell Tower and the Castle make the Ghent Town Center and interesting tourist attraction.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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235 reviews 235 reviews
69 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

It has a great view both day and night. A place that you will keep in your memory. Photos taken during the night also come out very nice

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