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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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“first floor” (30 reviews)
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Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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"first floor"
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"the dragon"
in 21 reviews
"quarter hour"
in 12 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 10 reviews
"bell tower"
in 27 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 14 reviews
"musical box"
in 7 reviews
"watch tower"
in 5 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 17 reviews
"medieval tower"
in 5 reviews
"english subtitles"
in 6 reviews
"unesco world heritage"
in 5 reviews
"walk up"
in 6 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 11 reviews
"well worth the effort"
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"small museum"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an interesting building to visit, not only for the view of the city from the top but also the history of the tower bells. There's a good video on how the bells are created and if you're lucky, you may see the drum...More

Thank Johanne Y
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I would take bored children here, lots of stairs to climb to get right to the top for beautiful vies of Ghent , a video of how a bell is made, Carillon bells to play, an old bell to see, perfect to wear them out....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

8 euros each was steep on price but there was plenty to see and the views from the top were breath taking, lift to the top but the walk was worth it fab stairs and lots of rooms to explore.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best views in Ghent, one word, ELEVATOR!! Yep, you can take the stairs if you wish, or you can take the 50+ stairs to the elevator and enjoy the same views. It's well worth it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the elevator and reach the top. Enjoy the beauty of the city from top of the tower. Visit this if you have enough time at Ghent.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after walking around endlessly the day before, my friend and i decided to go up the belfry tower. it was a rewarding view to see all the places we'd walked. 360 degrees. the old staircases are worth the experience and mini-stops had educational / informative...More

Thank jwaya
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t find the views from the Ghent belfry as spectacular as those from the Bruges belfry, however it was still worth a climb. Apparently this one is 350 steps, which we opted to do instead of the elevator. We were grateful to be in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It would not be an open terrace on the top of Belfry! I would recommend to take an elevator upstairs and walk downstairs. The staircase is so barrow close to the top that two people cannot pass. On the top you will walk around but...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Great experience for the kids. It’s nice to climb up to the Belfry tower and then watch the musical box chime on the hour. Absolutely, fantastic views of the city. There is an elevator that also runs to the top which is a bonus!

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Another attraction included in the Gent City Card €30, so entry is free. Lots of steps but fortunately there is a lift to take the strain

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roxie144
31 May 2018|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
No need to buy tickets ahead of your trip. It will not be so crouded.
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