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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.
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“the dragon” (21 reviews)
“first floor” (26 reviews)
“quarter hour” (12 reviews)
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Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 233 07 72
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enter the tower, climb the ancient staircases, encounter a dragon and be impressed by the scenery of the city.

Thank René v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Almost like a fairytale, very beautiful. We went up the tower, €8 per person. You can choose to take the stairs to the top, or the lift,no extrs cost. There is a cool dragon statue on first floor. View from top is beautiful as you...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was worth a visit. You can take the stairs all the way to the top or you can take an elevator. Once you are at the top, 360 degrees views of Gent are breathtaking!!

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 1 week ago

While this belfort isn't as tall as some of the other belforts in Belgium, it is worth the climb to see the great views of Ghent. There are 255 stairs in this belfort; however if you're not up to the climb there is also an...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are instant comparisons to the Bruges Belfort, with its wealth of information packed inside, and its stunning views from the top. Some notable differences: 1) There's a tram you can ride up to the top, if you like. 2) The inside's a little more...More

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This belfry is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and is worth going to see for the views and also because of the bell named “Roland” whose mechanism you can see working, which is especially fascinating when the hour strikes and the bells chime...More

Thank HarpreetsWanderlust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unofrtunately, compared with an Italian city the view was not very interesting. Some slight hills in the distance, maybe but the rooftops were not exciting. In the murk, Gravensteen Castle looked dismal. Walking down the twisting spiral stairs enable you to view various museum sections...More

Thank yonkel21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife spent the 8 euros to climb to the top. It was exhausting for her, she's 65. But the views were worth it for her.

Thank HapyGuy7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The belfry (Belfort) is a great way to entertain children. It is separate to the cathedral and has a small shop in the entrance. It is only €8 to hog to the top via a lift. Don't worry: it looks like it might be stairs...More

Thank Sal P
Reviewed 11 October 2017

it's worth going to the top of this tower for the views (there is a lift). on the way up there are various displays (including the drum mechanism to play a tune on the bells) and the original dragon from the roof. Entry included with...More

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