Belfry

Belfry, Aalst: Hours, Address, Belfry Reviews: 4.5/5

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The Belfry (Belfort) is open to the public. However at the moment, only guided visits are organised. Contact the Tourist Information Office for bookings. Price: 70 EUR per guide (maximum 20 persons per guide) The guided visit takes about 2 hours and includes a climb to the top of the Belfry tower (136 steps), offering spectacular views on the city! Every third Sunday of the month, individuals can also visit the Belfort between 2 pm and 5pm.
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maartenw2016
Ghent, Belgium703 contributions
Couples
A typical sight in Flemish Medieval towns, this belfry overlooks the square, with many bars, pubs and restaurants, opposite of an old Amsterdam Stock Market place - Borse van Amsterdam, and it gives an impression of the importance of the city in the past.
Written November 3, 2018
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Margot V
Aalst, Belgium26 contributions
Friends
The Belfry is the immediate eye-catcher on the Main Square (Grote Markt) of Aalst. It has a long history, dating back to the 13th century and has played a large role in the socio-economic and political past and present of the city. Guided tours of the building are organised and the city council still has their meetings on the first floor. Also take a look at the backside of the building (in the Kattestraat); it is often overlooked but showcases a beautiful façade!
Written June 30, 2017
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
Solo
The belfry and alderman´s house are not open to the public, but are well worth to see from the outside. The belfry is smaller than in many other cities. On the square there is also borse van Amsterdam, now a restaurant, a very nice old building with a colonnade. A bit further on the square is the currently used town hall, and the inner courtyard is a well worth a quick visit. It houses the statue of Odineke, a character from one of Boon´s novel. On the square is also the statue of Dirk Martens, the first printer in the Southern Netherlands.
Written February 17, 2017
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Denis M
St. Petersburg, Russia23 contributions
Solo
Quite nice central square of the average small European town. Good place to visit just to take a look.
It's a small more or less round square with the old City Hall and surrounding buildings.
Written October 21, 2016
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ElliRoundTheWorld
Kuopio, Finland16 contributions
Couples
The belfry is really nice to look at, but the local museum guides told us that you can get to the top only if you reserve for a group beforehand.
Written October 29, 2019
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Lieven66
Aalst, Belgium2 contributions
Couples
In fact the belfry is now open for the public and the tower can be visited for a spectaculair vieuw of the city center
Written January 15, 2019
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Fidzje
Aalst, Belgium258 contributions
Family
Located in the city center, you must visit the Belfry. Tours can be done whilst visiting the city center, although it's also nice to just walk around the central place in aalst, and admire all the historic buildings.
Some nice restaurants and taverns are located close by.
Written August 15, 2017
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  • Sun - Sun 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM