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Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)

Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 233 07 72
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This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and completed in 1380.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“first floor” (22 reviews)
“the dragon” (16 reviews)
“quarter hour” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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+32 9 233 07 72
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's not the oldest bell-tower you'll come across but it's huge, very substantially built, and has excellent views from the top. The elevator from the first floor is a big plus for many. But do remember to stop on each floor starting on the first...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 3 days ago

Belfry has three floors and you can go up with elevator from the first floor. Top of it has a very beautiful view of Ghent. On the second floor there was a TV show which explains how the bells are made. It was very instructive....More

Thank Akgün G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ancient church and our are a marvel. The church as a gift shop in several small museums. There is a glass elevator going to the belfry which affords awesome views. However there is a winding narrow stairway if you prefer. It is just six...More

Thank Rupe20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Somehow taking the steps is very satisfying; not sure how many there are, but not too many and half way up there is a mini exhibition showing how the bells are made which would be missed if taking the lift. Either way, the view is...More

Thank ASJ51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This view is really special. The elevator is the way to go. The stairs are unreal. The steepness and small size of the stairs will make it difficult for anyone with larger feet to climb. Once your at the top you have an amazing view...More

Thank coulterkj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from the top (not quite) of this tower gives you a 360 degree view of the city of Ghent (Gent as the locals spell it). There are quite a few steps but unlike in Bruges the tower has a lift from the first...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great vantage point to look over Ghent. Some information about bells and 'Roland' the dragon on top, but perhaps could be a little more immersive in some areas. Affordable and worth a look if you have the time.

Thank CloStar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both buildings are worth a visit. Discover nice architecture in a completely renewed area. Let yourself take away & dream about medieval times.

Thank Albrecht R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almost every city in Flanders has its own Belfry. This one you can climb and have an amazing view on the top. Moreover, the bell of this tower is called Klokke Roeland - the same name of my favorite beer in Ghent.

Thank Wlaki89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expect a 20/30 minutes waiting line, if you go in the middle of the day. But definitelly worthed the climb. Best photos of the city from top!

Thank zestinpeace
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