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Gentpoort

Gentpoortvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Lovely ancient port - visit on the bike ride if possible.

Gentpoort is one of a number of gates or ancient entrance ways into the city of Bruges... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jonathan L
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London, United Kingdom
Medieval Gate—view is worth admission

Gentpoort was on the way to the windmills so we decided to stroll in. Very quiet and (thankfully... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Mary Margaret O
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Milbridge, Maine
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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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Gentpoortvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gentpoort is one of a number of gates or ancient entrance ways into the city of Bruges. Unfortunately we were pushed for time so couldn't enter the tower (we heard the view is incredible) but did explore the outside and admire the traditional architecture. If...More

Thank Jonathan L
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Gentpoort was on the way to the windmills so we decided to stroll in. Very quiet and (thankfully) no crowds. We were the only 2 people there. The admission price (unsure as we purchased the 3-day museum pass, so it was “free” for us) included...More

Thank Mary Margaret O
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Not to miss this only one of the two gates left in the city. Near the river that circle Bruges. Museum was closed not much to do in the area

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This is a well preserved historic gate of Brugges. It is fairly small. There is not much to see inside. It is not really worth the detour to visit. The walk to it is better than the destination.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

One of the four preserved historic gates to Bruges. I've not been inside, although other reviewers have mentioned about it. When we have a longer walk around the perimeter of Bruges this is one of the landmarks we usually pass. Worth a photo.

Thank Cecil H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Another place that's definitely worth a visit if you have the Bruges Museumpas. A fairly small but informative exhibition and roof-top views that are not as far to walk as the Belfort and less crowded! We were able to combine a visit with a walk...More

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This gate offers a great view of the canal and also the walk towards Minnewater. It is also accessible and the inside has a museum to show people what the gate and towers were like.

Thank DJCass
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Not sure I'd bother paying for this full price, but if you have the Bruges combined museums ticket and can get in for free it's worth a look.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Ghentpoort is a city gate in Bruges and is all lite up at night. A medieval building that once gave entrance to the walled town of Bruges is now a picturesque building.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Picturesque old town gate. In the winter we could not get inside. Maybe in the summer? There are a couple around the old city wall.

Thank difelidi
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