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Gentpoortvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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It's an old stone gate and that's it. So you can walk/cycle to that place, take a picture and you... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fascinating History

Stroll out away from the main touristy parts of Brugge to see this wonderful architectural find... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Vancouver, Washington
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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
+32 50 44 87 11
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's an old stone gate and that's it. So you can walk/cycle to that place, take a picture and you are done because there's nothing to do there. It's has a lof of traffic due to the bridge which can be opened and the fuel...More

Thank SimaYi
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Stroll out away from the main touristy parts of Brugge to see this wonderful architectural find. Located near one of Brugge's main canals it is worth the walk.

Thank boz61949
Reviewed 23 September 2017

If you're in Bruges for more than a couple days, I'd recommend renting a bike to see all the gates and windmills that skirt the inner circular canal all at once, starting with Gentpoort, then moving on to Kruispoort, the windmills (two of which you...More

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 13 September 2017

As you can see from the outside, this is a fantastic building. Inside is a fantastic look into the history of these fortifications and the significance of Gentport. The views are fantastic and you can have a great walk along the canal to get here!!...More

Thank Gavin K
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The entrance gate has been recently renovated and now is small museum, displaying a very small collection. Probably the most interesting artefact were the 3 toy soldiers from the 14th century. One can climb up to the top and get a view over part of...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you want a great photo opportunity of the main towers on the Brugge sky-line, then this is the place for you. I was pleasantly surprised how good an attraction this was. Museum pass gets you entrance.

Thank DavidWray96
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We had a city map which showed all the places of interest & this was one of six that sit on the outskirts of the city which had been joined by a wall.

Thank 324NorfolkEngland
Reviewed 25 June 2017

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

Thank jackietrehorn
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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 31 May 2017

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
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