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Went to the belfry expecting to climb up. Was disappointed in the lift that everyone took up and then you walked down. Also views from the top were not all that memorable from our viewpoint as we faced the wrong side of town. Not many...More
Limited exhibits however the carillon mechanism is interesting as are the bells. The views from the top are good. There is a lift as the stairs are quite steep and passing people on them can be tight! Overall, well worth it.
Highly recommended. Not only is this Belfry one of Ghent's treasures and is a must see when in the city, it is also a very interesting building in its own right. A six floor history lesson of the city, a steep circular stone staircase for...More
The Belfort tower is a MUST visit in Ghent. This place is definitely worth visiting. The entrance ticket is 8 e and no need to buy tickets beforehand (I managed to buy the ticket on spot). The big plus is that there is an elevator...More
Date of experience: August 2019
GilleDeBruycker, Guest Relations Manager at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
Stayed here longer than expected. We took the lift to the viewing area about 50m from ground level, for some lovely views around the town and then worked our way down the 4 levels of information about the Towers history.
The 10-15 minute video showing...More
If you are a fan of climbing on bell towers, then you might be disappointed by this landmark. There are several things to consider:
1) there is no open place on the top of the tower where you could freely walk to obverse the vicinity...More
Really enjoyed this and great value for 8 euro - we went up to the top of the tower, watched a fascinating video about how the church bells are made, saw the mechanisms actually working the bell (which you can see every 15 minues), and...More
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.