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Address: Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: 09 233 07 72
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and...

This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and completed in 1380.

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A great way to get panoramic views of the city. Its a medieval structure so the stairs are tights and winding along with outer viewing platform, but WORTH IT!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bruges, Belgium
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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great way to get panoramic views of the city. Its a medieval structure so the stairs are tights and winding along with outer viewing platform, but WORTH IT!!!

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For about 8 euros, you can take and elevator to see the old bells and great views of Ghent. Braver souls can climb all 250 steps

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good view from top. Lots of information but all in Flemish and nothing in English. Interesting video on how to make bells and we were lucky enough to b at the top for when the clock struck on the hour. There is a lift from 2nd floor to top. Staircases are narrow and spiral. May not be worth the 8... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun experience. There were four different levels and you could either take the stairs or elevator to each floor and there was an exhibit on each floor. It was really fun to see the difference size of the bells, and also the carillon at the top.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

See the city from two perspectives: the Belfry and a boat. Taking the stairs up and seeing the different levels is great because you can check out the old (original!) Golden Dragon!!!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since my sis and I went up the belfry in Bruges, so we thought we'll skip this one as we were rushing to see everything in Ghent in three days. If you have the time, you should go up, see the bells and also the great Ghent view from up above. The tower itself looked nice on the outside, especially... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was delighted to hear that there is a lift to the top of the bell tower, although the chap selling tickets wouldn't actually tell me where it was and tried to encourage me to take the stairs instead. We descended via the stairs but took the lift to the top. The lift was modern, spacious, and quick. The views... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Similar to other bell towers in the region. There is an open balcony at the top, always a positive attribute. Can view bells close up. There is an extremely informative movie on bell making, worth if you are interested in learning. The tower has an elevator for those needing assistance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Ghent to explore the history and architecture of this beautiful place. Its a must visit place in Belgium but visit before going to Brussels or you will be disappointed to see what Brussels can offer after.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely views of Gent - definitely worth going up and after a few steps, there is a lift (and stairs if you prefer!)

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