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 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Must visit! Great views over the whole city from the top of the bell tower and lots of information about the tower itself in the free app you can download. Lift provides a nice alternative if you can't handle the stairs.
Go, definitely go. There is a lift so not too many stairs and the views of the city are wonderful. The displays on the other levels are great too. I especially loved seeing the mechanisms that ring the bells and work the clocks.
I love this beautiful place especially when you go up the bell tower and see the panoramic view.its breathtaking
Excellent views all around from the top of the belfry, the only way to make a full-size photo of the St.Bavo, the one with the Gent altarpiece on view. The elevator to the top is eight euros.
As all the Belgium cities, Ghent doesn't disappoint regarding the belfry's. This is another great building that fits so well into the Ghent skyline. The clock mechanism and music chamber were a delight to see. The guided tour is expensive and not interesting at all !