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Gentpoort

Gentpoortvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Neat building

If you go for walks, try to include this area in your travels. Good place to take pictures... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jackietrehorn
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San Jose, Costa Rica
The fortified tower

I had no idea that one of the fortified gates in Bruges had been renovated. Before we could get in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
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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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  • Average24%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Gentpoortvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you go for walks, try to include this area in your travels. Good place to take pictures, especially at sunset.

Thank jackietrehorn
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had no idea that one of the fortified gates in Bruges had been renovated. Before we could get in, we had to wait for students from a school that were biking. Once inside we were welcomed. This place was erected in 1297. At that...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really best way to see them all is hire a bike and wiz round the edge of town , past all the gate houses , canal , park , etc ... all great to see even if you can't get inside them.

Thank ptrabant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting place to see some of the original medieval defenses of the city. It is small and you would visit in less than an hour. Not necessarily on the top Bruges "must sees", but if you have the museum pass and a few days...More

Thank PapermanDublin
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The tower circular staircases, the narrow defensive windows, the opportunity to hone crossbow skills, the medieval toy soldiers, the view out over the river and the streets below - all would appeal to a variety of ages. Walking along the city wall to get there...More

Thank GayeS545
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This gate was part of the city defense walls built in the 15th century. There is a museum inside now which one can visit. I wouldn't put this on your priority list but if you are in Bruges for longer you should walk and visit...More

Thank Janulik
Reviewed 29 March 2017

After walking along the ramparts and seeing the windmills you reach the old gateway to Bruge. Well maintained but. No portcullis

Thank Clarky57
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank Andre A
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank Andrew G
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