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Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)

Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 233 07 72
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Reviewed today

A great spot from where to get some terrific views of the city. Going to the top might prove a bit of a challenge for some people, but for those who are fit enough to ascend the long flight of stairs it should prove to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The belfry is charming and the views are great. But if steep spiral stairs aren’t for you, don’t worry there is also a lift. The history is interesting and shows how the tower has survived through so many eras. If you are in Ghent, I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank C4880TIpeters
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exterior architecture is much more beautiful than the interior. A small elevator is also there. Located in front of Saint Bavos Cathedral. We are not sure whether wheel chair can be accessed or not till the entrance. There are stairs to reach the entrance. But...More

Date of experience: November 2018
9  Thank vk_203
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible history dating back to the 1300s. The tower and views are extraordinary. If you can hang out on the middle floors in the hour or half past, you will get an extra surprise. There are quite a few stairs in addition to an elevator...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shelliu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're not afraid of heights and are able, this is a lovely way to see the views over the city of Gent. The price is a little steep (geddit?) so make sure you explore all the floors inbetween. Thank goodness for the lift!! The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mofzilla
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

This well preserved hall and clock tower are of historic interest picking up on the history of Gent. They give an insight into the development and organisation of this ancient town. It is well worth climbing the steps to visit this slice of history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Akumuk
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Very good view of gent city and not expensive at all. Overall very good experience and must see during gent visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rajan N
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Based on other TA reviews that noted this location has a lift, my husband and I were really looking forward to seeing this. But I have walking issues and when we arrived after climbing the initial entrance steps to get to the 0 floor, we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Commenterri
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

There are some steps to climb but there is an elevator to reach the top. The views are beautiful so definitely worth to visit while in Ghent

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jcisinthehouse
Reviewed 6 November 2018

What an amazing building in Ghent, well worth the admission price and climb to the top to view Ghent. But be careful since the stairs are steep and slippery when wet like the day we climbed, just take your time and look at the exhibits...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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14 January 2019|
Response from leedjjck | Reviewed this property |
Hi, unfortunately the self tour did not allow anyone to see the bells at the top of the Belfry during the bell ringing...you can only see the huge drum that activates the bells to a certain arrangement/tune.
31 May 2018|
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Response from R1595PCjohnt | Reviewed this property |
No need to buy tickets ahead of your trip. It will not be so crouded.