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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.
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Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 233 07 72
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed the belfry and the views of Ghent. We climbed to the top, but this is one of the few bell towers that I've been to in Europe that also had an elevator available. The climb is rough as the stairs are very narrow,...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Belfroy is a typical tower that was build im the medieval age in Flanders, the Netherlands and the north of France. They served as a watch tower to spur for enemies approaching the city or to cry alarm.in case of a fire. But above...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Belfrey is 91 metres tall & is 1 of 3 towers which overlooks the old town & which makes it the tallest Belfrey in Belgium. Construction began in 1313 & was completed in 1380 It is inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The uppermost...More

Thank Gregory O
Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth the visit. The view was great and the entrance is not expensive if you're below a certain age. Bring your ID/student card as a proof and it'll save you money!

Thank michtsy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view from the top and I loved seeing how the bells work. Unlike the other bell towers we visited, this one has an elevator which makes it an easier visit for people who might have trouble climbing to the top.

Thank TSB44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Belfry in Ghent is one of the cities landmark buildings and as such is worth to visit. The exhibitions however are very limited. At (almost) the top of the Belfry you have nice views of the city, and, to be honest that was the...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Belfort with my friends and it was a nice experience. We climbed to the top and the view was wonderful, I saw the panorama of Ghent.The collection of bells was also interesting, especially their sounds.

Thank arina1907
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Belfry of Ghent. One that makes up the UNESCO Belfries of Flanders and Wallonia. The Belfry is right in the middle of the Ghent city centre. Being the tallest building in the area, it's also unmissable. At 8 euros, it's not cheap to climb...More

Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Belfry in Ghent is another amazing master piece of architecture and history. The building is beautifully designed and maintained. If you have got time, go to the top and see the panaromic view of the city. There is option to take lift from first...More

Thank siddhant k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having previously been to Ghent and not ventured up the belfry I made a concerted effort to go this time despite the foul weather! The price is ok, €8 may seem a bit steep for going up a tower but it's worth it for the...More

Thank Steven S
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