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Address: Gentpoortvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 50 44 87 11
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Sat - Sun 09:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Gate of Ghent is one of four remaining medieval city gates. An entrance...

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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Like all of the gates is nice to have seen them but it's not something that I would prioritize if I was short of time in Brugge.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
Carol V
Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Like all of the gates is nice to have seen them but it's not something that I would prioritize if I was short of time in Brugge.

Thank Carol V
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

The gates are interesting, but nothing out of the ordinary - and they're not close to the other attractions. So, I don't think it's worth it to walk all the way to them just to take a look. If you're not too far, on the other hand, go take a picture.

Thank Andre A
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The only reason I rate this three instead of two is the building itself. On entering there was no signage to point the way and another guest walked (quite logically) behind the ticket booth. Staff spoke rudely to him. I would have done the same thing. Signage people. The museum is old fashioned with lots of text and little imagination.... More 

Thank Andrew G
Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is interesting, in that it's still standing, in it's original spot. At one point it was an inn, then a shop and now is a museum. Displays are multi-lingual and view from the top is pretty cool. Exhibit is on the 2nd floor. It's not marked, but there is a single-seater toilet behind the ticket counter.

Thank ashley97
Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The tour guide said this was one of the old city gates. I believe she said one of 8. It appears that attacking this gate would have been a waste of time. There had to be an easier way it as it looks like a small castle.

Thank LostALot22
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is one of the 8 city gates. It's fun to plan a walk to it as a place to go and look at stuff along the way.

Thank Chrisfs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Nice to walk out from the centre & to get to this lovely gateway. Nice start point for the windmills too

Thank FarAwayFromHome
Chiang Mai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Gentpoort, on the SE side of the old city, is one of seven or eigh historic gates. It is in good repair but other gates such as Smedenpoort are more attractive and more photogenic. It is, however, a good starting point for a whole circumambulation of the old city - a pleasant walk of an hour or two.

Thank Hallomega
Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Theses guys are the last remnants of the old wall that use to protect the city during its golden age.

Thank Sydney H
Bracknell, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

we came here as we had the musea pass for weekend. Interesting little place with some interactive things going on. View from the top is nice.

Thank Miki J

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