Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Ghent

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Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the upper level of the Gothic belfry at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle). As you ascend, you'll pass through different levels, each with its own theme connected to the city's history from the early 14th century onwards. Spend some time exploring hall's exterior, too, which is covered in statuary depicting stories of the people of Ghent, such as a young girl feeding her prisoner father. The hall serves as a perfect introduction to the city, and its central location makes it a popular first stop if you've just arrived. The entry fee is small, and visitors under 25 get a reduced ticket price. Make Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) a part of your Ghent vacation plans using our Ghent tour planning site .
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the belfry. We initially thought it would be a quick visit to the top for a good view and back down again. We were very wrong! With the help of a free app which gave...  more »
  • As this is close to a lot of other attraction it is worth taking time here. Wonderful architecture well maintained.  more »
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  • We took the lift up but then walked down. What a place. Something at each level to see. They could improve the explanations and the subtitles about the Bell did not always work when telling the story but we got the general idea.
  • It is impossible to come to Gent and not to come here. The entrance is something around 15 euros and the the stairs are amaizing experience. I would not go by elevator it is better to take time and go up slowly by foot. Enjoyable experience.
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