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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."
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 93 06
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Reviewed yesterday

A very interesting place with tons to see and experience. Many artefacts and little exhibits throughout that contribute to imagining what life must have been like back in those days. The structure is very well preserved and impressively located on the water. Very much worth...More

1  Thank Deni G
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are uncomfortable with tight narrow spaces then you migh just want to look at it from the outside. But other than that it looks fantastic and also it's history is very impressive.

1  Thank pemliloydo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well renovated castle, well worth the visit. Number of medieval weapons on display and torture methods. English language information sheets for same but unfortunately none available when we got to the weapons room. Nice views and enjoyed wandering around the walkways.

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic place to visit during the Christmas holidays as it is nicely lit up and you can also see the rest of the city lit up with Christmas decorations.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My teen daughters and I were lucky to be able to visit Gravensteen Castle on a cold, overcast day in January when the WinterWonder exhibit was still up, documenting events from Christmas 1183. Gravensteen features a self-guided tour and is really informative, with all materials...More

Thank Skaerje
Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than the narrow, winding, dark stairways, I loved this tour. Very interesting video along with the tour.

1  Thank Kathie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of All, a lot of stairs so the kiddy stroller can’t go up. It was a work out carrying him to the top. Entrance fee was ok, around €10, I think we walked around for an hour/hour and half Fun to visit Ghent history...More

1  Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit this Castle with our young kids on a crazy rainy day we did enjoy the castle and going through the whole castle was nice and we did stop buy the cafe right when you get your ticket to come in to the castle...More

1  Thank GENA2010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to be visiting Ghent (the most beautiful town in Belgium!) during the winter when this castle had the Winterwonder themed tour. The Christmas trees and lighting throughout were so magical. It was open until 10pm instead of the usual 5pm. It was...More

1  Thank Cami D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Externally very beautiful (walls and building structure) but not so furnished inside. A room with some medieval weapons and a small torture room (not so scary). As winter time there was a kind of mysterious story to discover following the rooms of the castle. Expensive.

1  Thank Jose_el_Sabio
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24 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
17 February 2015|
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Response from Bob B | Reviewed this property |
Till april : 9am - 5pm During summer : 10am - 6pm