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Gentpoortvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Picturesque old town gate. In the winter we could not get inside. Maybe in the summer? There are a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Panama City, Panama

History abounds at this site and the lift bridge was operating which was a nice touch. Very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Gate of Ghent is one of four remaining medieval city gates. An entrance for foreigners, a border with the outside world for the townspeople of Bruges. The gate was a part of the city's defences as well as a passageway for the movement of produce and merchandise. Note the statue in the niche above the roadway: this is Saint Adrian, who was believed to protect the city during times of plague. The Ghent Gate is at its most beautiful in the evening, when it is quite literally in the spotlight.
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Gentpoortvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Picturesque old town gate. In the winter we could not get inside. Maybe in the summer? There are a couple around the old city wall.

Thank difelidi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

History abounds at this site and the lift bridge was operating which was a nice touch. Very impressive entrance to this beautiful city.

Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 17 December 2017

This is one of 12 places you can visit by purchasing the Museum Pass for EUR 20 (or EUR 17 if you get a discount through your hotel). This pass is valid for 3 days and is definitely worth it if you have the time...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Completely walked the line of the original walls , now gone, but visited all the gates and the windmillls and through all the parks and along the canal, long walk, but pleasant. Nothing was WOW, but it was nice and at the windmills you get...More

Thank del961
Reviewed 16 October 2017

It's an old stone gate and that's it. So you can walk/cycle to that place, take a picture and you are done because there's nothing to do there. It's has a lof of traffic due to the bridge which can be opened and the fuel...More

Thank SimaYi
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Stroll out away from the main touristy parts of Brugge to see this wonderful architectural find. Located near one of Brugge's main canals it is worth the walk.

Thank boz61949
Reviewed 24 September 2017

If you're in Bruges for more than a couple days, I'd recommend renting a bike to see all the gates and windmills that skirt the inner circular canal all at once, starting with Gentpoort, then moving on to Kruispoort, the windmills (two of which you...More

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 13 September 2017

As you can see from the outside, this is a fantastic building. Inside is a fantastic look into the history of these fortifications and the significance of Gentport. The views are fantastic and you can have a great walk along the canal to get here!!...More

Thank Gavin K
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The entrance gate has been recently renovated and now is small museum, displaying a very small collection. Probably the most interesting artefact were the 3 toy soldiers from the 14th century. One can climb up to the top and get a view over part of...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you want a great photo opportunity of the main towers on the Brugge sky-line, then this is the place for you. I was pleasantly surprised how good an attraction this was. Museum pass gets you entrance.

Thank DavidWray96
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