Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)

Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Ghent: Hours, Address, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) Reviews: 4.5/5

Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)

Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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< 1 hour
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Katharine186300
Winchester, UK283 contributions
too many people to be enjoyable
Mar 2020
It was a Saturday afternoon and a beautiful day after what seemed like weeks of rain. There is a lift from the first floor which was used by everyone. There was no policing of numbers and when we got to the top you could not move or see from the tower. It seemed to appeal to the young but we thought it a dreadful waste of money.
Written March 24, 2020
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,521 contributions
Great views when the belfry is open
Aug 2019
You can’t miss this belfry in the old city center of Ghent. It’s almost 300 feet tall. It has the unusual name of cloth hall even though the belfry looks like it belongs to a church. The attached rectangularly shaped cloth hall was the headquarters of the cloth trade during the Middle Ages. The belfry was used as the prominent bell tower to track time, but it was also used to warn citizens of enemies. It’s a great place to take a photo.When the belfry is open, you can go to the top, either by elevator or stairs, and take a look or take a photo.
Written March 22, 2020
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Jan V
Tielt Winge, Belgium97 contributions
Great views, good explanation on bellfrey carillon
Feb 2020 • Family
Climbed the tower with our youngest and enjoyed it. The view is spectacular and it is like entering the middle ages. Great explanation on how to make and tune bells. Half of the steps can be avoided by using the elevator
Written February 28, 2020
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Sandro PB
Helmsange, Luxembourg154 contributions
Excellent views and a lift for those unable to take the stairs
Feb 2020
I do like walking up towers like these where the views are usually magnificent and this was no exception. There is even a lift for those unwilling or unable to take the narrow spiral stairs to reach the top. Interesting exhibits on various levels on the way too.
Written February 24, 2020
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Noah Z
Birmingham, UK23 contributions
Really Cool!
Feb 2020 • Friends
The belfry was a Medieval masterpiece. It was interesting to climb the spiral staircase up to the top lookout where the bells rang. We stayed to watch the clock work ring the various bells every 15 minutes. Definitely recommend staying st the top until you see the show.
Written February 21, 2020
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JimmyCricket1965
Windsor, UK157 contributions
Good view from the belfry.
Feb 2020 • Couples
We climbed the steep steps and then took the lift from 2nd floor. You can get almost to the top but not all the way. Bit of a challenge getting around the narrow walkway outside but it affords a good view of old city.
Written February 17, 2020
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Worldwide Traveller
London, UK83 contributions
How to miss it
Feb 2020
Just enjoy admiring the details on the Belfry tower, watch out for the dragon and enjoy the little building next to it (there's a bit of a story about the upper part of the facade).
Written February 16, 2020
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DKandtheMadDog
Chorley, UK117 contributions
Good view
Feb 2020 • Couples
Good views of the city, although they’re better from Gravensteen. Try to go when the bells are due to chime to see the carillon in action.
Written February 5, 2020
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Roland B
Ferndown, UK19 contributions
Tower with a view!
Jan 2020
Well worth a visit- several items of interest on each floor- take the lift to the viewing platform (don't climb the steps up unless you're a masochist!),and choose a clear day!
Written January 30, 2020
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arun316
Mumbai, India36 contributions
The view from the top!
Dec 2019
We were touring both Ghent and Bruges, but went to the Belfry at Ghent, instead of the one at Bruges. At 8 euros, Ghent Belfry is not as expensive as the one at Bruges and doesn't include the continual struggle of stairs. Here in Ghent,you have the option to take the lift. The medieval tower is fantastic and offers a great view of the city. Plus at every half (of the lift from the 1st floor),you can check out the bells and other medieval artifacts. You can check out the views from the little balconies on the top.
Written January 19, 2020
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Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) is open:
  • Wed - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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