Belfort Van Gent2164 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Sint-Baafsplein, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 329-233395
- Ticket Price: 6 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Tower, Specialty Museums, Heritage Building, Unesco Site
Look up at the very top of this bell tower and you’ll see a dragon. That dragon keeps watch over Ghent and guards the municipal privileges of Ghent that are kept in the secrecy room. As far as the city’s identity goes, the 91 metre tall Belfry is probably the most important building in the city. From 1442 to 1869, the men of Ghent kept a shapr look out from the top for invaders and fires the deadliest threats. The bell itself, called Roland (which has actually been made a character in the city’s anthem), has been chiming out the hour in 1378. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, the building also houses the Lakenhalle, or Cloth Hall the centre of the fabric trade that brought such wealth to the city in the Middle Ages. So you’ve got great views from the top, a movie explaining the making of the bells and an insight into the city economy. It’s good value!
Belfort Van Gent Travel Tips
- The stairs can be hard to get up.
- It can be cold on top of the tower.
- You can pay to use the lift to get to the top.
Entrance Ticket Details For Belfort Van Gent
- EUR 4.50 for age above 65 years and EUR 2 for age between 19 to 26 years.
- Tickets Free for age under 19 years and disabled.
How to Reach Belfort Van Gent
- Bus: 3, 17, 18, 38, 39 at Ghent KorenmarktPerron 3.
- Trams 1, 4, 24 at Ghent KorenmarktPerron 3.
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95% of people who visit Ghent include Belfort Van Gent in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
55.78% of people start their Belfort Van Gent visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Belfort Van Gent
84.65% of people prefer walking in order to reach Belfort Van Gent