Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis)
Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis)
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,584 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Ghent's city hall is a perfect illustration of the city's past wealth and affluence. It is a large, lavish building that was built during Ghent's status of one of Europe's leading trading and textile making cities. More interested visitors may want to join a guided tour to get inside.
Written June 11, 2023
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Vivek V
Totton, UK621 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
We couldn't go inside and see the beauty. But I must say, the architecture work is really stunning outside. You cant keep an eye off from the Townhall if you are walking in front of this street. Really amazing.
Written January 14, 2019
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is such a large building located in the heart of the city. There are so many hidden beautiful details that the artist added all over it. Well worth stopping by.
Written September 9, 2021
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Jacques A
Paris, France10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The town is beautiful, but it's a tourist trap. If you come there by car, which is quite a common transportation mean, they will purposely welcome you downtown and then charge you with multiple fines for not having registered your car prior to your visit. My car is Euro6, so it matches all pollution criteria, I was therefore confident that I was authorized there. There is no sign to warn you (a sign with a little car and a cloud is not an information, it's Belgian surrealism) and no info easily available on how to register your plate. Communication goes both ways dudes, you purposely remain vague, this is misuse of your power, you should be ashamed.
Written May 30, 2022
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The_Concierge_8
Trinidad and Tobago3,430 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This beautiful Town Hall is mishmash different architectural styles – Gothic and Renaissance! You wouldn’t ordinarily combine these styles together and throw in all the different types of columns as well, but here it is!

The two very distinct sides makes it seem that they are completely different properties and appears as though someone cut & remove a slice of separate buildings and stitched them together!

Very unique and even funny with the blue & white candy cane spiral guttering snacking its way down one side!

Spend some time here admiring the statues in the alcoves. Look out for one in the corner niche that is supposed to be Holy Roman Emperor Charles. You can even make out his deformed lower jaw if you look closely.

You can spend some time here just appreciating all the beauty of the statues’ details and workmanship.

Piece of advice: Watch your step as you walk along the wider Hoogpoort Street on a Sunday morning as you’re likely to be stepping on a lot of broken glass following Friday & Saturday night drinking and street parties!
Written August 13, 2018
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,638 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
Thanks to some TA reviewers who clarified things for me. On Day 1, I saw this building during my walk from historic center to the River Front. I saw the front areas only.

On Day 2, i saw this beautiful building during my walk from the Gravenstein Castle back to the Belfry. Was surprised to learn that its name is also Ghent Town Hall. Learned that its Building areas were built at different time frames!

Took several pictures to document my visit of this unique building!
Written September 27, 2017
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zazu2012
London, UK542 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Our guide was a delightful gentleman who spoke well about the town and pointed out many interesting buildings and told us much of interest. The exterior is in two styles as the town ran out of money halfway through. Our guide got us through all sorts of barriers and officials to see amazing things within this building. Recommend you book earlier in the day. We were with dual language Dutch/English which he managed very well. The rooms had the air of being unused and rather too large and grand for their current uses, but the artefacts were fascinating to see and the history within it worthwhile listening to. I think the tour was just over an hour.
Written August 28, 2017
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Tasso P
Athens, Greece373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
One among the many attractions of Ghent symbol of the importance of the city in the past and present, combining lovely architectural styles. Seeing it from outside is good enough as inside you can see very little and for a fee.
Written July 25, 2015
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Thea S
Ghent, Belgium389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
The Ghent town hall is not only worth seeing from the outside, but also from the inside. Though admission is only possible through booking a guided tour at Gentse Gidsen or in the tourist office (Veerleplein 5). You will see great halls and hear the history behind them. Tours booked in the tourist office cost 8 euros and also contain a walk through the city center.
Written October 12, 2014
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Calice
Leamington Spa UK30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
This tour had to be specially booked and was not included on the City Card. Our tour was supposed to be in English and French, but the English was an afterthought and even the French part not very interesting, or factually accurate. The building is quite interesting, but our guide did not do it, or the city, justice. Our mixed group - Canadian, Portuguese, Belgian, US and UK - were all disappointed, to say the least. A waste of time and money.
Written July 23, 2014
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