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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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Belgium road trip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Onur S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Cake_yum
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely recommend visiting the tower once. It gives you the best views of Gent! There's a lift from level 1 to the top, or of course l, you can always climb up the winding staircase (which my husband and I did). Entry is €8 per person and they give you a tablet with a history lesson of the tower.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

with special contact and permit, you can get into the oldest european swordplay club, and its library, a historical visit worth.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic views from the top... Opportunity to play with the bells and can take a lift part way up.... Lots of steps! Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second tower in a row of famous three towers of Ghent. This is the only tower you are allowed to climb. Important thing is, you need to climb stais not wheel chair friendly.The tour starts by descending the tower(yeah..you read it correctly) to (once) a secret chamber room, where documents were kept. From there, you climb the... More 

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Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This building gives you options - after doing the first 50 or so narrow, rock-hewn steps, you can either keep climbing or take an elevator to the top viewing area. There are intermediate stops along the way with small exhibitions - ranging from actual bells to the mechanism that controls them - but the views at the top (and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At the central qaure the Belforttower stands tall an mighty ... for hunderd off years ... still very impressif ... for the little great town off Ghent...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the city, of course, and worth the visit just for that. An elevator is available for the less athletic (or just plain tired) tourist. The other option is lots of steps. In addition to enjoying the view, spend some time in the bell tower with the mechanism. If you’re lucky, the huge piano-player roll will make a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got lots of good cardio on this trip with all the Bell Towers lil. Stunning panoramic views of the city.

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