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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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Nice place to visit

Located in the heart of the old centre of Ghent, tis place is very nice to visit. It's very close to the other main attractions in Ghent

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Nicolas V

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Located in the heart of the old centre of Ghent, tis place is very nice to visit. It's very close to the other main attractions in Ghent

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Adrian, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I was taken with this structure when I first saw it while walking around Ghent. I actually did not know what it was until looking it up. The intricacies of the facade were fascinating and made it a great building to just stand and admire. I went into the front reception area just to get a look at the inside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I only saw this building from the outside but the exterior is gorgeous and quite unique. Generally any city tour should take you right by this but you should listen to or read the history of this building.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I went to Ghent during my visit to this place during 10 Days off festival!! It was indeed good to be there and fun was all around the place. I really like the surrounding and the place and would love to visit whenever possible next time.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

While you're walking in the city centre of Ghent, this is certainly worth to walk by. It's a petty you can't visit it on the inside, but it is still in use.

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I would have loved to visit the Ghent Town Hall, but simply didn't have the time to cram in everything on our one day city tour.We often have to visit attractions keeping in mind what would appeal to our 8 year old and for that reason, many interesting museums that I would like to visit simply don't make it to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This is not so much a review as a "heads up" to travellers. What promised to be an interesting destination turned into a real disappointment when we were denied entry to the building. The people at the desk were not unfriendly in anyway; they just would not let us go in. No real explanation was given and we were not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Renders some nice pictures and is worth including in a city walk through Ghent - but nothing extraordinary.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

If you have a chance to visit the Town Hall, you should do it as it contains marvellous rooms with a lot of history about Ghent. Look at the floor of the Pacificatiezaal and you can see the labyrinth. Check out also the Troonzaal with the huge throne. If you can do it with a guide I would recommend it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We had a rare opportunity to see this Town Hall. The old kitchen which is now used as a meeting room still has the old stove that has been maintained. The Ornate Chapel where couples can get married is beautiful too! There is an emblem on the carpet which reads Faith and Love. How Romantic!

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