Belfort Van GentCurrently Closed
- 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 Museum, Heritage Building, Unesco Site
Belfort Van Gent - Review
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 Information
- 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.
Belfort Van Gent Ticket Prices
- 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 by Public Transport
- Bus: 3, 17, 18, 38, 39 at Ghent KorenmarktPerron 3.
- Trams 1, 4, 24 at Ghent KorenmarktPerron 3.
Restaurants Near Belfort Van Gent
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Things to Know Before Visiting Belfort Van Gent
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
Belfort Van Gent Trips
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Belfort Van Gent, Ghent Reviews
The original passages/staircases are steep and narrow, with very low ceilings. It can be a bit freaky, but that's part of the experience. There's an elevator, too, though - accessible from any of the 4 floors going up or down. Great views of the city. Very interesting story on the plaque outside. I wouldn't pass it up, it's a neat little place- with a 360 view at the top! Cool little historical mini-exhibits on each floor going up, too. (Although no English translations, so you can only look and wonder if you're not fluent. Still neat to see, though!)
A Historic building. They were kind enough to install a lift and ensured the facade is retained - Great Job. It allows more people, local & overseas, to appreciate the history of Gent.
Amazing. Must see for Ghent. My son wanted to go again (so we did!). There’s an elevator too, so good for older people too (though you still have to climb a few steps).
Fun, quick site to visit. You can climb up the stairs to the each level and the top or climb 55 stairs to the first level and then take the elevator to each level. Different small exhibits per level. Panoramic views of beautiful Ghent for the top.
Interesting landmark with explanation of the history of Gent and a short movie about the production of church bells. Magnificent view!