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Address: Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 9 233 07 72
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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GLORIOUS VIEWS * Favorite Stop in Ghent!

Wonderful building...LOVED the Fireplace in the entry. Beautiful...Pay attention, there are gems all along the walk to the top of the tower! The exciting part of this attraction... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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530 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful building...LOVED the Fireplace in the entry. Beautiful...Pay attention, there are gems all along the walk to the top of the tower! The exciting part of this attraction is in the journey with the frosting on the cake being the breathtaking views of the city of Ghent. Adored the statues and the secret room on level one. Note the trucks... More 

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Laren, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are in a good, healty state, and no leg problems, and if you like an excellent view og the old inner city of Gent, the climb up the 150+ ( narrow) steps of the the old Belfry of Gent,Also you will find ( on the ground floor) a Cloth Museum. In the 17th century the Hugenots ( Protestants)... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun climb to the middle and top of the bell tower and if you're there at the quarter hour you can see the inner workings of the bells.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the effort to get the great views of Ghent available from the top whilst also taking in the history directly associated with the building itself. Tip: get yourself the Ghent 3-day Card for exploring this city and its attractions: excellent value.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do go to the Belfry and make sure you stay at the clock tower section on the hour. You will be able to see how a person had to wind up the clock and how the music is sounded and the bell is rung. The steps are really tricky but they have an elevator which really helps. and the view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

I enjoyed the belfry, as we had amazing views over the city. Ghent is truly beautiful! This belfry has a theme: Dragons. First of all, there is a golden dragon at the very top of this edifice. There is even a dragon in the basement. Moreover, kids that come here have to find all the dragons in this edifice. They... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Kind enough staff, WiFi included and ticket only 2.70for under 25s! (I think 10 euros for over...) but worth the visit! Fun to climb the stairs by my top tip is to take the lift/elevator down as the stairs are quite narrow and climbing down when passing someone may involve clinging to a rope for dear life! Interesting exhibits on... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Like most European cities this is an attraction that can be climbed. Good views once you get to the top (with lots of stopping off places should you not be able to climb it all in one go, and there's also a lift). However the €8 is a bit pricey and all the information is in Belgian with no English... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We went up because I wanted to see the view of the city,go up if it's a clear day. Entrance is 8 euro,a bit pricey for what you get but there is an elevator,so I understand.

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Thank Liza R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice to do. Enjoy the beauty of Ghent when you go up the stairs to enjoy the wide view of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

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