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Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)

Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just across the square from the cathedral this interesting hall and tower and worth a visit. The climb to the top of the tower is fun and the views are interesting.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the belfry. We initially thought it would be a quick visit to the top for a good view and back down again. We were very wrong! With the help of a free app which gave lots of information in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Elodie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As this is close to a lot of other attraction it is worth taking time here. Wonderful architecture well maintained.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited close to sunset when I was in Ghent in December 2018. The entrance is up the steps by the side of the main entrance to the church. You pay €8 and then before climbing up, you need to climb down some stairs first....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheLush101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A tower in the center of Gent. Throughout history there were changes made to it due to building materials preference, wear and tear and war. It is all nicely explained...in Dutch only. You can climb to the top or take the elevator. Yes! They did...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Tijsko
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The various floors of the tower were described as separate museums, but if they are, they are rather tiny museums. Watching the clock mechanism is interesting for about five minutes; apart from that, there are cracked bells, some statues and a film about bell foundries....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

I would highly recommend this attraction. What they don’t tell you, is that there is a lift for most of the floors, so very little climbing of stairs. Museum type information on all floors, but the main turrets will give you the best 360degree views...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

This is a very impressive gothic building whose belfry can be seen almost all over town. I believe it is also the tallest belfry in Gent. The inside is honestly a lot less impressive.The ground floor was basically cordoned off so it was little more...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

There is a lift from first floor forthose that cant do the climb. Interesting and god views . My only dissapointment was you cant get right to the top!!Interesting video as to how they make the bells. We went about 4.30pm and were surprised how...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

Entrance is 8€. Some history and view. There are several “rooms” with expositions who is interested in some history. If to go to the top the view is really charming

Date of experience: February 2019
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January 13, 2019|
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Response from leedjjck | Reviewed this property |
Hi, unfortunately the self tour did not allow anyone to see the bells at the top of the Belfry during the bell ringing...you can only see the huge drum that activates the bells to a certain arrangement/tune.
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.