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“Well worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)

Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)
Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
09 233 07 72
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Ranked #8 of 163 things to do in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and completed in 1380.
London UK
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

A real feeling of history here, with plenty of information. Fascinating engineering and marvellous views over the city of Ghent. The display of 'retired' bells was a delight, offering the opportunity to explore their tuning, as most are within reach.

Visited October 2012
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“Good view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We took the lift to the top and admired the view but did not walk to the higher level up a number of winding steps. There was a lot of interesting information in particular the making of the bells and is somewhere worth the visit.

Visited October 2012
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Ghent, Belgium
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“Excellent medieval building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Excellent medieval biuldings in the old city centre. The view over the old city centre from the top of the Belfry is worth the visit for sure.

Visited February 2012
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“Birdseye view over the City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This was great for Photographs and learning a little bit about the area. The stairs are very steep and narrow. They have spoilt it somewhat by installing an elvator, but this obviously makes it more accessable to the older tourists. It is worth a visit for the views alone.

Visited September 2012
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“Great View's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I almost always take the time to go to the top of places like this to enjoy the views and get some great photographs. It was €5 to get in when I went. Narrow stairs and passages up top are not for everyone. There is an elevator that will take you most of the way up but there are still a few flights of stairs that you must take. For anyone who enjoys getting a good view of a city and taking some good photos of the surrounding area this is a can't miss spot.

Visited October 2011
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