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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%
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“first floor” (29 reviews)
“the dragon” (21 reviews)
“quarter hour” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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"first floor"
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"the dragon"
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"quarter hour"
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"viewing platform"
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"spiral staircase"
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"bell tower"
in 26 reviews
"musical box"
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"watch tower"
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"worth the climb"
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"medieval tower"
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"english subtitles"
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"unesco world heritage"
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"walk up"
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"great view of the city"
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"well worth the effort"
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"interesting displays"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got there when it opened as wanted to make the most of our last day (and only day of sunshine!). I took the lift up- (available from the first flight onwards) - amazing views. One side was deep in water from the few days...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is always nice to get a good view of any city and the belfry certainly provides one for Ghent. There is a lift to the top from the 1st floor which makes it a little more accessible than most towers. We took the lift...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday shortly after opening, so there really wasn't anyone else around. I felt like I had the tower to myself! There is an elevator that will take you to each level if the steep steps prove to be too much for you....More

Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The 91-metre-tall belfry is one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city centre of Ghent. The other two belonging to Saint Bavo Cathedral and Saint Nicholas' Church. Built in the 13th and 14th century, then frequently altered and restored, the belfry adjoins the...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We took the lift up but then walked down. What a place. Something at each level to see. They could improve the explanations and the subtitles about the Bell did not always work when telling the story but we got the general idea.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

It is very narrow to climb up and down. Views from top were great. There also lift available if you would like to avoid the steps. there are 300 steps to the top.

Thank KJtravels K
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is a fun and informative attraction. First of all, it's definitely worth it just for the views. But also you get to learn about the process of bell-making - more complicated than you would think. Enjoyable experience!

Thank Kevin L
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

we were told that only Belgium/Ghent had a belfry originally built as a watch/fire tower-to demonstrate the wealth of the city==then got an overview of the cotton/material market back then interesting building worth a stop & photo

Thank leo t
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