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Gravensteen Castle

Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 93 06
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The only surviving "castle of the count."
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Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 93 06
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Reviewed yesterday

Good tour with lots to see - english translations on all the information boards. There is a high walkway outside without a barrier and lots of up and down narrow steps.

Thank richmel41
Reviewed 2 days ago

I first hesitated to visit "another castle", but then was really happy to have it done. Even though only few of the original substance of this castle is stored, it is fantastically restored and somehow breathes the air of the medieval ages. It is not...More

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're an aficionado of the full-blown model of (Norman) castles you might find this a little disappointing. It is relatively small and some of the reconstruction seems a little bit twee, in the Violet-le-duc style. It's claimed that the Counts of Flanders lived in...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was mighty impressd with this castle the first I entered. Located in one of the most beautiful towns I visited, Ghent, this castle actually reminds you of the castles we read about in books. It has a nice big moat, big chambers, small chambers,...More

Thank vinay_pagadal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ok takes about 1 to 2 hours to get round castle but if you do not like spiral stairs and heights may not be castle for you.however you go up one staircase and down another so do not meet other folk coming down the stairs....More

Thank davos191
Reviewed 3 days ago

The castle is fascinating from the outside and you will feel very impressive when you get in, but there was lack of information. There was a torture part of the castle and you can see the materials which they have used for torturing people, but...More

Thank Akgün G
Reviewed 4 days ago

You are directed around the castle in a strict order, and there is a torture theme throughout. Appropriate.

Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 5 days ago

This castle looks impressive from the outside and is cavernous within! The displays are interesting especially the torture implements but overall, as with most attractions we have seen, the lack of information about the structure of the castle itself is lacking.

Thank Eileen D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful view over the city center in a wonderful castle. A bit pricy and not wheelchair friendly but otherwise worth a visit.

Thank Pieter V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking from outside is very grand. Not sure about inside as we followed the tour by expedia that covered Ghent and Bruges in a day. Would not recommend the tour as it was too rush and no time to go inside the castle. We just...More

Thank limkour
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23 May 2015|
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Response from Bicyclerepairman | Reviewed this property |
Yes, some parts were closed on our visit in April. But there is still plenty to see.
13 March 2015|
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Response from HIEX_Gent_manager | Reviewed this property |
Pls visit gravensteen.be or call +32 9 225 11 50 and ask for my colleague Vincent. He's the hotel manager. Best Regards Laurens Hotel Manager Holiday Inn Express Gent
Brandie H
16 February 2015|
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Response from Bob B | Reviewed this property |
Till april : 9am - 5pm During summer : 10am - 6pm