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Address: Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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+32 9 233 07 72
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and...

This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and completed in 1380.

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Nice climb and views

Great sites from the top and the climb was nice and ok with the little ones due to stopping at every floor for explanation and exhibition on the history and on bells. The 4th... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
yuvalgon78
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London, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view at the top is certainly stunning. However the inside of the Belfry, that is set up as a museum, can be studied in less than 15mins.

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Thank leescordis
London, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great sites from the top and the climb was nice and ok with the little ones due to stopping at every floor for explanation and exhibition on the history and on bells. The 4th floor drum ringing the bells on round hour is a must

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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Belfry with two friends and found that the app was useful though it was a bit of a pain to have to connect to wifi and download the app. It would have been nicer to just have signage available in English (or French at least!) THe stairs were fine, but I found that it was really challenging trying... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the top is the obvious attraction. We took the steps (255 winding narrow steps) and the view at the top feels like the reward! It's 7euro per person which does seem a lot. The exhibition was average but my husband loved looking at the bells and cogs and wheels that operate the clock. In summary, I recommend... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All the descriptions were in Dutch which meant we had no idea the history behind it. So perhaps try get a guide before

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Great Barrington, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How do you make large bells? How do you build a place where they can be hung and rung? What are the mechanics of ringing them? Do you like climbing tower stairs? -- if not take the elevator. Your questions will be answered here.

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Thank Paul Z
Chicago, Illinois
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106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Wonderful building...LOVED the Fireplace in the entry. Beautiful...Pay attention, there are gems all along the walk to the top of the tower! The exciting part of this attraction is in the journey with the frosting on the cake being the breathtaking views of the city of Ghent. Adored the statues and the secret room on level one. Note the trucks... More 

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Laren, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you are in a good, healty state, and no leg problems, and if you like an excellent view og the old inner city of Gent, the climb up the 150+ ( narrow) steps of the the old Belfry of Gent,Also you will find ( on the ground floor) a Cloth Museum. In the 17th century the Hugenots ( Protestants)... More 

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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

A fun climb to the middle and top of the bell tower and if you're there at the quarter hour you can see the inner workings of the bells.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Well worth the effort to get the great views of Ghent available from the top whilst also taking in the history directly associated with the building itself. Tip: get yourself the Ghent 3-day Card for exploring this city and its attractions: excellent value.

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