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Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)

Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket
from $9.20*
Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket
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This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and completed in 1380.
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Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 233 07 72
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing building in Ghent, well worth the admission price and climb to the top to view Ghent. But be careful since the stairs are steep and slippery when wet like the day we climbed, just take your time and look at the exhibits...More

Thank leedjjck
Reviewed 1 week ago

this historic church is similar to many others except for its exceptional tower that rises majesticly above the town. views are superb and worth the calories you will burn climbing the steps. Enjoy everything this charming town has to offer.

Thank Valerie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Belfry in Ghent, Belgium is really fantastic! Mainly because it has an elevator! The views were also beautiful! It is a don't-miss attraction when you are visiting Ghent. Be sure and don't miss the bell as you go to the top.

Thank KathyK835
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first belfry and I loved it! Although terrified of heights, I went all the way to the top and enjoyed the beautiful views of the city while simultaneously wanting to crawl back in the elevator and go back down. Yes, you read...More

Thank Kingsley313
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking in Ghent you must see also the Belfry and Cloth Hall. Nice architecture in a square where the time practically stoped few centuries ago. A relaxing place and interesting view.

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good internal displays. Try to ensure you are at the top or in the drum room on the quarter hour of better, the hour. Good views of course and there's the bonus of a lift if you don't fancy the steps.

Thank Twopan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The city hall is an excellent example of the burghership Flanders is so well known for. The central hall has nice painting in an almost communistic style . The view in the end is the cherry on the ice

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is an elevator, which is very important :). Amazing view of the city. But it does not worth the prices.

1  Thank Antoaneta1990
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Delighted there is a lift from the 1st floor to the top of the bell tower, where a huge copper drum with pegs fitted into holes (the Carillon) works a system pulleys to 40 bells to ring out a medley of tunes! Like a giant...More

Thank riricroc
Reviewed September 28, 2018

If you like you could walk up. But there is an elevator to access the upper floors. Once outside, the narrow viewing area provided great views of the city.

Thank Robert C
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May 30, 2018|
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Response from R1595PCjohnt | Reviewed this property |
No need to buy tickets ahead of your trip. It will not be so crouded.