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Address: Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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+32 9 233 07 72
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and...

This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and completed in 1380.

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Beautiful view of Ghent

The entrance is 8€ per person but is worth it. The view from the top is beautiful. I would definitely recommend it!

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bianca S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The entrance is 8€ per person but is worth it. The view from the top is beautiful. I would definitely recommend it!

Thank Bianca S
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see of course. The tower offers a great view of Ghent, and in addition it's a small museum with clocks. There's not a lot to see in the building itself but the view is great, especially on a sunny day. Note: there is a lift, although you have to take the stairs to the first floor to get... More 

Thank Khaleesi-Aurora
Destrehan, Louisiana
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Belfry Tower is the perfect place to watch to sunset. We decided to climb to tower, but was also an elevator for those wished a different method. Its history is fascinating.

Thank Alfredo R
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit to see the views from the top across Ghent. Also interesting to see the bells. It was fairly quiet when we visited but I'm sure it wouldn't be as enjoyable if it was really busy as it's quite narrow in places. Handy to have the option of taking the lift (you can walk up all the steps... More 

Thank laura l
Lancaster, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the opportunity to climb the Belfry tower. You'll learn the history of the tower along the way and will be rewarded with stunning views. Elevator available for those who don't want to make the hike up the stairs.

Thank Erica F
Baarn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The elevator takes you right to the top of this belfry where you can enjoy great views. The passageways are very narrow.

Thank suzannev326
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hesitated to go up the tower but it was well worth the climb and we saw not only the bell but also the 'musical box' movement.

Thank Gnasher57108
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like to see the skyline of Ghent you have to visit the Belfry! The view at sunset is amazing, don't forget to bting your camera, but beware: all the other people want to take the perfect shot, too. Inside we visited a fairytale-exhibition, but it i don't think it is always there. But you can watch a lot... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was amazed at the number of holes put into the music box to make to bell chime music. On top of that, this was done hundreds of years ago. Absolutely amazing to see in person.

Thank mac2jeter
Dulles, Virginia
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Ended up here while trying to find the Van Eyck's Altarpiece. Boy were we surprised; after already paying to enter! Ha! Happy in the end to see it -- Nice view at the top!

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